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Win Sisters on Dual format DVD + Blu-ray

20 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Sisters on 28th April, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Dual Format DVD and Blu-ray.

Before 1973, Brian De Palma was impossible to pigeonhole: he made comedies, political satires and openly experimental pieces. But with Sisters (originally released as Blood Sisters in the UK) he turned to the suspense thriller and discovered his natural home – and a style that would lead directly to later masterpieces like Carrie, Dressed to Kill and Blow Out.

When Danielle (Margot Kidder) meets potential boyfriend Philip (Lisle Wilson) after appearing on the TV show Peeping Toms (a nod to the Michael Powell shocker), she invites him home, only to attract the ire of her twin sister Dominique. From across the courtyard, Rear Window-style, reporter Grace (Jennifer Salt) witnesses Philip being murdered by one of the twins – but the police find no body or any physical evidence. Naturally, »

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The 'Birth' of American Cinema at the American Cinematheque

23 April 2014 5:08 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

D.W. Griffith movies at the American Cinematheque (photo: D.W. Griffith circa 1915) A series of D.W. Griffith movies made at Biograph at the dawn of both the 20th century and the art of moviemaking will be screened at the American Cinematheque next weekend. "Retroformat Presents: D.W. Griffith at Biograph, Part 3 - 1909 – 1910" will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Steven Spielberg auditorium of The Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The evening will be hosted by Tom Barnes; musical accompaniment will be provided by Cliff Retallick. Among the D.W. Griffith films to be presented by Retroformat are the following: Lines of White on a Sullen Sea The Gibson Goddess The Mountaineer’s Honor Through the Breakers A Corner in Wheat Her Terrible Ordeal The Last Deal Faithful D.W. Griffith and his stars As found in Retroformat’s press release, those early D.W. Griffith efforts feature "innovative cinematography" by frequent Griffith collaborator G.W. Bitzer, »

- Andre Soares

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Tribeca: Roman Polanski's Erotic, Furious Venus in Fur and Onur Tukel’s Summer of Blood

22 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Following on the heels of 2011’s Carnage, Roman Polanski again transports the stage to the screen with Venus in Fur, an adaptation of David Ives’ 2010 Tony Award-winning play about tension that grows between a playwright and an auditioning actress. Relocating the action from NYC to Paris, Polanski stages the nightlong rehearsal between author/director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) and mysterious Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) with a fluidity and grace that captures, from moment to moment, the characters’ shifts in relationship, with Thomas’ initial sexist arrogance soon destabilized by the imposing Vanda’s transition from messy know-nothing to domineering sex kitten. Amalric and Seigner (who previously worked together in 2007’s <i »

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‘Match’ Review: Strong Performances Lift But Don’t Save This Middling Play Adaptation

21 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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It is not every day that you get to watch veteran actor Patrick Stewart rave about cunnilingus. Then again, not every day is the Tribeca Film Festival and not every veteran actor agrees to discuss such things in public. The film in question is Match, based on the 2004 play of the same name. Playwright Stephen Belber directed this adaptation of his own work, a first for him. And despite the verbal power of his original text, that »

- Daniel Walber

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Icons’ Guide To Must Own Record Store Day ’14 Releases!

18 April 2014 5:03 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

The celebratory day of vinyl is upon us once more: Record Store Day 2014 is packed with some groovy releases from soundtrack kings Death Waltz Records, One Way Static, Mondo, and more! We’ve assembled a list of all the records you should be seeking out tomorrow, so check those out below!

The Last House On The LeftDavid Hess

One Way Static Records

12″ Picture Disc – Limited To 1,500

One Way Static’s first foray into records was a comprehensive release (now out-of-print) of Wes Craven’s The Last House On The Left. Composed by Krug himself, David Hess, One Way Static are giving those who may have missed out another chance with a limited picture disc edition, that comes loaded with liner notes. Speaking as someone who spins Hess’ musical contribution on a weekly basis, I can safely say this is an essential purchase.

ParanormanJon Brion

Mondo

12″ Glow in the »

- Justin Edwards

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Will Cannes 2014 kick off the Oscar season for Bennett Miller, Mike Leigh and others?

18 April 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ever since the Cannes International Film Festival knocked down a few walls between itself and the West in 2001 with festival director Thierry Frémaux coming on board to liven up the Croisette with more of a Hollywood acceptance, the connection between the annual May event and the awards season has become more pronounced. Films like Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!," Roman Polanski's "The Pianist," Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River," Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom," Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Babel" and David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" all started their Oscar trajectories in the south of France, while others like Paul Greengrass' "United 93," Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Midnight in Paris" and Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" got high profile beginnings out of Competition. A coveted Palme d'Or win sometimes leads to a significant boost in the Oscar season, even if no recipient of the festival's »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Venus in Fur’ Review: A Bland Adaptation That Misfires, Prematurely

18 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Roman Polanski‘s Venus in Fur is a film haunted by an epigraph. It’s a quotation from the apocryphal Book of Judith, used first by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch in his similarly titled 1870 novel and later by David Ives in his play, from which this film is directly adapted. It goes something like this: “The Lord hath smitten him and delivered him into the hands of a woman.” The biblical context is the slaying of the Babylonian general Holofernes, whose unfortunate drunken stupor made him easy prey for the knife of the Jewish hero. Polanski’s film is somewhat more wordy, but not necessarily more complex. The quote is the epigram on the play-within-a-film, an adaptation of Venus in Furs for the stage by playwright Thomas (Mathieu Amalric). Late in the evening after a failed day of casting for the female lead, a mysterious and brash woman enters the theater. Thomas »

- Daniel Walber

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First Look: Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Are the Picture of Evil in 'Macbeth'

18 April 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Though we won't be seeing Australian director Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth" until 2015, a few still enticing new stills from the film have landed.  This adaptation of Shakespeare's deliciously dark masterpiece of evil stars Michael Fassbender as the titular power-mongering general and Marion Cotillard as the scheming, hand-wringing Lady Macbeth. Justin Kurzel confidently made his directorial debut in 2011 with the powerful "Snowtown," which centered on the grizzly true story of a spate of cult murders in a dreary Australian suburb. With that film in mind, "Macbeth" feels like a natural progression, and another grim portrait of power gone horribly awry. "Macbeth" has been adapted time and again, most notably by director Roman Polanski in 1971 just after Sharon Tate's murder. But if it's anything like "Snowtown," Kurzel's new revamp, from a script by Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso, ought to be a visceral and disturbing experience. Count us excited for this one. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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I Can't Get Excited for This Just Yet

18 April 2014 1:06 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I honestly think Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood is the only film adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that I've seen. I haven't seen Orson Welles' version, nor Roman Polanski's, but I'll surely check out Justin Kurzel's new adaptation once it arrives, and I have to suspect it will have its first official peek out in September in either Toronto or Venice. Today a couple of first look pictures from the film, featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as Macbeth and "Lady M" have arrived courtesy of The Daily Mail's set visit report. My only concern is the language. Shakespeare's verse remains in the film, though it has apparently been "edited" according to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, quoting Fassbender who says, "There's a vibrancy and intelligence to the script." It's always tough to get the tone of a film right when it comes to Shakespeare's »

- Brad Brevet

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Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard Prepare For Murder In First Images from Macbeth

18 April 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth has seen several terrific big-screen versions, tackled by directors as esteemed as Orson Welles, Roman Polanski and Akira Kurosawa. The tale of murder and paranoia, featuring one of the most maniacal female villains in all of literature (Lady Macbeth), is a work that continues to inspire and influence storytelling to this day. In fact, many culture commentators have noted that the relationship between Frank and Claire Underwood on House of Cards has shades of the power-hungry, conniving characters from Shakespeare’s classic.

Now, a new film adaptation of the beloved tragedy is set to hit theatres either later this year or early in 2015, with Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. The first photos of the adaptation have arrived online today (you can find them above and below) and they indicate just how dark and depraved director Justin Kerzel (Snowtown) is going with the already macabre material. »

- Jordan Adler

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Colcoa: French-Language Showcase Reflects Recent Gallic Cinema

18 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

That annual L.A. rite of spring known as the City of Lights, City of Angels (April 21-28) is back for its 18th year with a lineup of French-language films that just might eclipse all previous editions. Colcoa exec producer and artistic director Francois Truffart calls it the biggest program ever, both in terms of quality and quantity.

Of the record 61 features and shorts in the mix, vs. last year’s 57, this batch mixes established directors like Claude Lelouch (whose “We Love You, You Bastard” opens the fest), Catherine Breillat, Diane Kurys, Cedric Klapisch and Francois Ozon with such first-time feature filmmakers Francois-Xavier Vives, Yannick Saillet, David Perrault and Helier Cisterne.

One of Truffart’s bigger coups was securing the West Coast premiere of Paris-based Roman Polanski’s psychological drama “Venus in Fur,” based on the David Ives play that stars Polanski’s wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, opposite Mathieu Amalric. This »

- Steve Chagollan

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Tribeca: Between Nas and 'Begin Again,' what are the festival's must-see movies

16 April 2014 9:17 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The Tribeca Film Festival began as a way for New York to rebuild culturally after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. For the first time since then, the area around Ground Zero is dominated by a sparkly, newly finished Freedom Tower, which represents so much more than the city’s resilience and recovery. The Tribeca festival played a small, but not insignificant, role in that recovery, inviting artists and film lovers to the city and reassuring New Yorkers that life can be beautiful even in the darkest of days.

After more than a decade of growth, Tribeca is also entering »

- Jeff Labrecque

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New Trailer for NBC's Horror Thriller Rosemary's Baby

16 April 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

NBC has released a new full trailer for their horror thriller mini-series Rosemay's Baby. This looks like it's going to be really good. You get to see Zoe Saldana go into crazy intense mode in this new trailer. 

In the story, "Rosemary is the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both her husband and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child."

If you haven't seen Roman Polanski's original film, I suggest you check it out. It's creepy as hell. I know this TV version won't be as good, but it still looks like it will be entertaining to watch. It premieres on May 11th.

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- Joey Paur

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First full trailer for Rosemary’s Baby miniseries

16 April 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just under a month to go before it airs, NBC has released the first full trailer for its upcoming event series Rosemary’s Baby, which sees Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) taking on the role made famous by Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski’s 1968 classic. Check it out below…

Rosemary and her husband, Guy, move into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. After finally getting pregnant, she becomes increasingly suspicious that both Guy and their mysterious neighbors have ulterior motives about the future of her child.

Rosemary’s Baby sees Saldana joined in the cast by Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Patrick J. Adams (Suits), Carole Bouquet (For Your Eyes Only), Christina Cole (Casino Royale) and Weronika Rosati (Last Vegas).

Rosemary’s Baby premieres on NBC with a double-bill on Sunday May 11th, while the second half will be shown on Thursday May 15th.

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- Gary Collinson

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Zoe Saldana Feels Devil Insider Her in Rosemary’s Baby Trailer (watch!)

15 April 2014 11:21 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Zoe Saldana has a cake in the oven that is out of this world–literally–in a new trailer for the NBC drama “Rosemary’s Baby.” The movie questions how far someone would go for money. Would you believe a dance with the devil? The Ira Levin novel was originally made into a psychological horror film in 1968, starring Mia Farrow as Rosemary and John Cassavetes in the role of her husband. Roman Polanski directed ...Read More »

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Fear Is Born In The First Trailer For NBC Miniseries Rosemary’s Baby

15 April 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When you set out to remake an iconic horror film, you have a long, hard road ahead. Even if it’s an adaptation of an original novel, the remake will still be compared with the previous film, and very often found wanting. I’m afraid that this will be the case for the NBC miniseries adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby, as I suspect that it will suffer greatly in comparison to the original horror film from director Roman Polanski.

The first trailer for the miniseries hit today and it features Zoe Saldana as the titular Rosemary. A young wife and eventual mother, Rosemary moves into a Parisian apartment with her husband Guy (Patrick J. Adams). But the apartment has a dark past, the neighbors are not quite so friendly as they seem, and a devilish plot is afoot involving Rosemary and her unborn child.

Despite moving the action from the »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Trailer for NBC's Rosemary's Baby starring Zoe Saldana and Jason Isaacs

15 April 2014 9:27 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Roman Polanski's classic horror film Rosemary's Baby is getting the mini-series treatment from NBC, something I was skeptical about from the get go. But, then they cast Zoe Saldana in the lead role previously played by Mia Farrow and I was intrigued. Once Jason Isaacs joined, I was sold. Now, a full trailer for the upcoming event series has been revealed and it looks pretty good. Shifting the story from New York City to Paris, Rosemary's Baby looks like it hits all the same beats as the »

- Alex Maidy

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The 'Rosemary's Baby' Mini-Series Has A Trailer

15 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

First Rosemary announced her due date(s), May 11th and 15th. Now we have the full trailer for the 4 hour mini-series update of Roman Polanski's 1968 classic.  Check out the trailer below.

NBC's Rosemary's Baby stars Zoe Saldana (Star Trek, Avatar) as Rosemary and Patrick J. Adams (Suits) as her husband, Guy. The pair are running from a painful past in New York and accept an apartment in an exclusive building in Paris. But if things seem too good to be true, they probably are. Their neighbors, the Castevets, seem warm and friendly, but Rosemary starts to believe the worst when Margeaux's holistic treatments are making her health worse and research reveals that Roman - and the building - have a dark and sinister past.

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- Chris Connors

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Watch: First Trailer For NBC's 'Rosemary's Baby' Miniseries Starring Zoe Saldana

15 April 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

With tonight’s premiere of FX’s “Fargo,” it’s clear the miniseries – or “limited series,” the current preferred nomenclature – is back on the rise in the television world. While the development of the small screen take on “The Exorcist” stalled last summer, NBC is filling the horror void with their two-part, four-hour take on “Rosemary’s Baby” and a trailer for the miniseries has arrived online to chill you to the bone. Although it’s been billed as a back-to-basics adaptation of Ira Levin’s original 1967 novel, there’s no getting around the long shadow cast by Roman Polanski’s seminal film – star Zoe Saldana is even sporting a short haircut of her own. The one minute trailer (via Rope Of Silicon) really plays up the cult aspects of the thriller and has Jason Isaacs looking positively smarmy. Prestige TV vet Agnieszka Holland – “Treme,” “The Wire” and “The Killing »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Watch: First Trailer For NBC's 'Rosemary's Baby' Miniseries Starring Zoe Saldana

15 April 2014 7:24 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With tonight’s premiere of FX’s “Fargo,” it’s clear the miniseries – or “limited series,” the current preferred nomenclature – is back on the rise in the television world. While the development of the small screen take on “The Exorcist” stalled last summer, NBC is filling the horror void with their two-part, four-hour take on “Rosemary’s Baby” and a trailer for the miniseries has arrived online to chill you to the bone. Although it’s been billed as a back-to-basics adaptation of Ira Levin’s original 1967 novel, there’s no getting around the long shadow cast by Roman Polanski’s seminal film – star Zoe Saldana is even sporting a short haircut of her own. The one minute trailer (via Rope Of Silicon) really plays up the cult aspects of the thriller and has Jason Isaacs looking positively smarmy. Prestige TV vet Agnieszka Holland – “Treme,” “The Wire” and “The Killing »

- Cain Rodriguez

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