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Whistler Film Fest Shines Light on Underdogs and Emerging Talent

Whistler Film Fest Shines Light on Underdogs and Emerging Talent
The Whistler Film Festival, which returns for its 17th iteration Nov. 29-Dec. 3, has often been referred to as the “coolest” film festival, but in some ways it can also be considered an outsider’s festival.

The fest strives to provide a particularly inclusive platform with this year’s lineup including 87 films from more than 15 countries, with 30% of the feature films directed by women.

Whistler is obviously filling a vacuum in categories under-serviced by other Canadian film festivals,” says director of programming Paul Gratton, who sifted through more than 1,000 film submissions to make his picks, in addition to scouting fests around the world.

The festival is also known for its Canada-heavy programming, accounting for about two-thirds of all features.

“No other Canadian festival seems to be doing it at quite our level of engagement,” says Gratton. “But I don’t see that growing in future years beyond its current level. The non-Canadian portion of the festival keeps getting
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Denis O’Hare on Playing Edgar Allan Poe for ‘American Masters’ & Working with Ryan Murphy

Starring Denis O’Hare and narrated by Kathleen Turner, the documentary American MastersEdgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive, airing on PBS on October 30th, draws on the rich palette of Poe’s imagery and explores the misrepresentations of the man as a drug-addled madman to tell the real story of the notorious author. After his death, Poe became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand, but in life, he was an orphan in search of family, love and literary fame, having written over 100 short stories and poems before dying under mysterious circumstances. During this …
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PBS to Tell the True Story of Edgar Allan Poe

Next Monday, October 30th, at 9pm, PBS will be airing a new entry in its “American Masters” series, this one titled “Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive.” Directed by Eric Strange and narrated by Kathleen Turner, the documentary will explore the… Continue Reading →

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Sarah Paulson's Drew Barrymore Impression Will Make You Spit Out Your Coffee

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Sarah Paulson's Drew Barrymore Impression Will Make You Spit Out Your Coffee
Sarah Paulson's list of achievements already runs long, but now she can add celebrity impersonator to her résumé. The American Horror Story actress showed off her skills during a round of "Wheel of Impressions" with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night. While Sarah totally nailed her Kathleen Turner and Holly Hunter impressions, it was her Drew Barrymore one that really blew us away. Needless to say, Sarah could give Christina Aguilera a run for her money.
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Sarah Paulson Impersonates Kathleen Turner, Holly Hunter and Drew Barrymore on The Tonight Show

Sarah Paulson Impersonates Kathleen Turner, Holly Hunter and Drew Barrymore on The Tonight Show
As an Emmy and Golden Globe winner, it's no secret that Sarah Paulson is a brilliant actress. As it turns out, she's also a brilliant impersonator. The American Horror Story: Cult actress showed off her skills on Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. As part of the show's Wheel of Impressions game, the duo took turns pressing an "impression generator" button that produced one celebrity they had to impersonate and one topic they had to talk about while doing their impersonation. Paulson went first and was tasked with imitating Kathleen Turner and talking about slip n' slides. "Oh listen, Jimmy believe me. I know all about slip n' slides,"...
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Sarah Paulson Nails Holly Hunter, Kathleen Turner Impressions With Fallon (Video)

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Sarah Paulson Nails Holly Hunter, Kathleen Turner Impressions With Fallon (Video)
Who knew Emmy award-winning actress Sarah Paulson was so good at impressions? Paulson took part in the Wheel of Impressions game while visiting “The Tonight Show” to promote the new season of “American Horror Story.” In “Cult,” she plays main character Ally, who’s afraid of everything and has a mental breakdown following the 2016 election. On “The Tonight Show,” she’s fearless. Her first on the wheel is actress Kathleen Turner. Also Read: 'American Horror Story: Cult' Freaks Fans: 'In Front of My Watermelons?!' “Is this Kathleen Turner 20 years ago or Kathleen Turner today?” Paulson asks, just to make sure.
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See Jimmy Fallon Impersonate Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha

See Jimmy Fallon Impersonate Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha
Jimmy Fallon channeled the feral howl of Rage Against the Machine singer Zack de la Rocha during The Tonight Show's Tuesday installment of "Wheel of Impressions," squaring off against actress Sarah Paulson.

As usual, the premise was simple: Each contestant spun a "wheel" to receive a famous name and (often comical) topic, and the host and guest volleyed back and forth with no clear winner. Fallon mimicked the rap-metal vocalist – whose name was misspelled "Zak" – ordering in a McDonald's drive-thru. An already-cackling Questlove triggered a Rage-styled guitar riff, as
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Blu-ray Review – Prizzi’s Honor (1985)

Prizzi’s Honor, 1985.

Directed by John Huston.

Starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston, Robert Loggia, John Randolph, William Hickey, and Lee Richardson.


John Huston’s penultimate movie, Prizzi’s Honor, arrives on Blu-ray, but the bonus features leave a bit to be desired. You get trailers for five other movies and a commentary track featuring film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson. It’s still a worthwhile purchase if you’re a fan, though.

If you approach director John Huston’s Prizzi’s Honor with a frame of mind shaped by such films as The Godfather trilogy and Goodfellas, you’ll likely find yourself thrown by this movie’s tone. In fact, you might think that Huston was attempting a mob film only to fall flat, but the reality is that he was making a mob movie as seen through the lens of dark humor.

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August 29th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Slayer, Amsterdamned, The Man With Two Brains

August’s home entertainment releases are going out in a blaze of glory, as we have a bunch of great titles coming our way on August 29th, including a handful of cult classics such as The Man with Two Brains, The Manster, Amsterdamned, Vicious Lips, and a two-disc special edition set for The Slayer from Arrow Video.

As far as recent horror titles go, be sure to keep an eye out for Demon, Inconceivable, Timebomb, The Hollow One, The Evil in Us, and Safe Inside. Warner Bros. put together a quad pack Blu-ray set featuring four Stephen King classics (It, Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Cat’s Eye) undoubtedly to get everyone ready for Pennywise next month, and Paramount is keeping busy with several Blu-ray re-releases, including Clue, The Addams Family, and Galaxy Quest.

Amsterdamned (Blue Underground, Blu/DVD Combo)

The Danger Lies Just Below the Surface. Down
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A steamy day in movie history

on this day (August 28th) in showbiz-related history, things get sweaty and hot hot hot... time to rub lemons all over our bare bodies.

1980 The 37th annual Venice Film Festival kicks off. The Golden Lion that year will prove to be a tie (!) with Atlantic City, starring Susan Sarandon and her lemons, and Gloria  splitting the top prize. Atlantic City will go on to five Oscar nominations including Best Picture

1981 Kathleen Turner and William Hurt do filthy things to each other in the window smashingly erotic Body Heat brand new in theaters on this day.

1987 Dennis Quaid fingers Ellen Barkin in The Big Easy  new in theaters. The orgasm is so explosive it rockets both careers to the next level instanteously.

1998 54, legendarily butchered in the editing room, attempts to chart the bisexual opportunist antics of Ryan Phillipe in his twink god years.

2009 Taking Woodstock opens in theaters with Emile Hirsch
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Otd: The Whisperers, Marlee Matlin, and "The Power of Love"

On this day (August 24th) in showbiz-related history...

1890 "Father of modern surfing" and part time movie actor Duke Kahanamoku born in Hawaii. We've written about him before. Where's his biopic?

1967 The Whisperers premieres in London. It's about an old poor woman living in solitude who is beginning to lose her grip on reality. Dame Edith Evans sterling work was instantly lauded - she won Best Actress at Berlinale and from such disparate groups as the Nyfcc, Nbr and the Golden Globes. She landed her third and final Oscar nomination in the Best Actress lineup (sadly only the winner, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner's Hepburn, was less than superb in that shortlist!). At the time Evans was the oldest Oscar nominee of all time in any acting category having just turned 80 years old. That record has since been undone but she's still the third oldest lead actress nominee after Jessica Tandy
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Prizzi’s Honor

Richard Condon and John Huston’s show is like a gangland version of Moonstruck, bouncing effortlessly between earnest romanticism and cynical satire. Hit man Jack Nicholson is a brass-knuckle Romeo, and Kathleen Turner’s mysterious bicoastal Juliet has nothing but surprises for him. Near the end of his career, Huston’s direction is as assured as can be.

Prizzi’s Honor


Kl Studio Classics

1985 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 130 min. / Street Date August 29, 2017 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Street Date September 16, 2003 / 14.95

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia, John Randolph, William Hickey, Lee Richardson, Anjelica Huston.

Cinematography: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Production Designer: Dennis Washington

Film Editors: Kaja Fehr, Rudi Fehr

Original Music: Alex North

Written by Janet Roach, Richard Condon from his novel

Produced by John Foreman

Directed by John Huston

Who said that John Huston slacked off in his later years? True, his Annie could be fairly re-titled as Gambling Debts Paid,
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The Man with Two Brains

Steve Martin brings down the house with this adoring, hilarious pastiche of mad doctor and disembodied brain motifs — surely the epitome of cultured comedy. Under Carl Reiner’s direction Martin is marvelous, and he’s aided and abetted by the daring sexpot-turned comedienne Kathleen Turner — who has a better handle on outrageous sexy comedy than they do. It’s class-act nonsense and inspired silliness. Where else can a crazed surgeon proclaim his special screw-top skull surgery method, and utter the immortal words, “Scum queen?!”

The Man with Two Brains


Warner Archive Collection

1983 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 90 93 min. / Street Date August 29, 2017 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict, Richard Brestoff, James Cromwell, George Furth, Peter Hobbs, Jeffrey Combs.

Cinematography: Michael Chapman

Film Editor: Bud Molin

Production Design: Polly Platt

Original Music: Joel Goldsmith

Written by Carl Reiner, George Gipe, Steve Martin

Produced by William E. McEuen,
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Justice Link

Boy Culture want to see a web or tv series sequel to Boy Culture  (2006)?

Film School Rejects a new short film starring Oscar Isaac available to watch online

Deadline a huge list of in-development franchises - what's the next big sci-fi fantasy hit?

Coming Soon Nicholas Hoult is in talks to play the Lord of the Rings author Jrr Tolkien in a forthcoming biopic. Those unfamiliar with Tolkien but for book jacket photos, Hoult seems like odd casting but the movie will be about his youth and service in World War I (which of course informed his iconic books)

Av Club Raising Arizona was on the cover of a Serbian biology textbook!

/Film Wonder Woman 2 is aiming for a December 2019 release date. Patty Jenkins still not confirmed to return as director

Mnpp has a new crush in François Arnaud

Towleroad Ezra Miller kisses a male fan at Comic Con.
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Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance

Volcano is Fearless Finney Showcase: L.A. Screening with Bisset in Attendance
'Under the Volcano' screening: John Huston's 'quality' comeback featuring daring Albert Finney tour de force As part of its John Huston film series, the UCLA Film & Television Archive will be presenting the 1984 drama Under the Volcano, starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, and Anthony Andrews, on July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Billy Wilder Theater in the Los Angeles suburb of Westwood. Jacqueline Bisset is expected to be in attendance. Huston was 77, and suffering from emphysema for several years, when he returned to Mexico – the setting of both The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Night of the Iguana – to direct 28-year-old newcomer Guy Gallo's adaptation of English poet and novelist Malcolm Lowry's 1947 semi-autobiographical novel Under the Volcano, which until then had reportedly defied the screenwriting abilities of numerous professionals. Appropriately set on the Day of the Dead – 1938 – in the fictitious Mexican town of Quauhnahuac (the fact that it sounds like Cuernavaca
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Jodie Foster and Michelle Pfeiffer Wanted to Be Thelma & Louise: Biggest Secrets Behind the Trailblazing Classic

Jodie Foster and Michelle Pfeiffer Wanted to Be Thelma & Louise: Biggest Secrets Behind the Trailblazing Classic
A new book about the acclaimed 1991 film Thelma & Louise offers proof that fans weren’t the only ones in awe of its trailblazing characters.

Off The Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge, by Becky Aikman, chronicles how Jodie Foster and Michelle Pfeiffer were slated for the lead roles, but had to turn them down after production was delayed. Once the news was out, Hollywood’s top actresses jockeyed for the plum roles.

“It seemed as if every agent who represented anyone with a vagina and a pulse besieged Pathé and Ridley company for a shot,
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Hollywood Studios' First Gay Romantic Drama Back on the Big Screen

'Making Love': Groundbreaking romantic gay drama returns to the big screen As part of its Anniversary Classics series, Laemmle Theaters will be presenting Arthur Hiller's groundbreaking 1982 romantic drama Making Love, the first U.S. movie distributed by a major studio that focused on a romantic gay relationship. Michael Ontkean, Harry Hamlin, and Kate Jackson star. The 35th Anniversary Screening of Making Love will be held on Saturday, June 24 – it's Gay Pride month, after all – at 7:30 p.m. at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The movie will be followed by a Q&A session with Harry Hamlin, screenwriter Barry Sandler, and author A. Scott Berg, who wrote the “story” on which the film is based. 'Making Love' & What lies beneath In this 20th Century Fox release – Sherry Lansing was the studio head at the time – Michael Ontkean plays a
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Cool Aquaman Stunt Video Has Dolph Lundgren Swimming on Land

Cool Aquaman Stunt Video Has Dolph Lundgren Swimming on Land
With production continuing on Aquaman from the Australia set, actor Dolph Lundgren shared a new photo and video through his social media channels. The video was posted to the actor's Snapchat, where we see Dolph on a stunt rig, practicing an underwater scene where he swims up to a certain character, portrayed in the rehearsal by an unidentified man, before pulling up and coming to a stop, coming face to face with him. The video also showcases the actor going back through the footage, to see how his movements look on camera. Unfortunately, the actor isn't in his full King Nereus costume, but hopefully we'll get our first official look at him soon.

On the official Dolph Lundgren Instagram, the actor posted a photo where he's seen wearing a harness for wire work, revealing that wire work is a "good core workout." He's not in full costume here either, but perhaps these rehearsals do indicate that we're getting closer and closer to seeing him on the set in full costume. Still, even if that does happen soon, it's entirely possible that we won't get an official first look at King Nereus. Regardless, this is the first updates we've seen from the set in quite awhile, following a set photo that surfaced last month featuring the first meeting between Aquaman and Mera.

The character of King Nereus is quite a recent one in the DC Comics pantheon, created by DC Films president Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier, debuting in Aquaman Vol. 7 #19 (June 2013). This character rules an underwater kingdom known as Xebel, the homeland of Mera, who Nereus claims as his own, as he formulates plans to kill Aquaman. While it remains to be seen if this particular story line will be used in the movie, Jason Momoa teased this Aquaman movie will be based on the New 52 reboot comics, which is where King Nereus was introduced. Nereus' primary power is Hydrokinesis, allowing him to manipulate water in any way, although it remains to be seen if the movie version of Nereus will retain the same powers.

The video was posted on Twitter by a user named MAHDi, who revealed that he found this video on Dolph Ludgren's Snapchat. He also refers to the Aquaman secret working title, Ahab, which was revealed back in December, long before filming actually started. Filming is expected to last throughout the summer in Australia, with another report revealing that the production has set up a fall shoot in Italy. There will reportedly be scenes filmed at Castle of Venus in Erice, on the island of Sicily, just off the coast of Italy. No details have been released about what exactly is being filmed there.

While very little about the story has been revealed, director James Wan has confirmed that the DC Comics character Aqualad will not have a presence in this movie. Star Jason Momoa has described Aquaman, which hits theaters on December 21, 2018, as a "coming of age story," while director James Wan has hinted at some romantic adventure elements, comparing this story to the iconic 1980s movie Romancing the Stone, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. While we wait for more plot details, take a look at the set video and photo for Aquaman.

Dolph Lundgren (King Nereus) practicing stunts for #Ahab#AQUAMANpic.twitter.com/ggpxrARv8Y

— MAHDi (@MAHDCi) June 21, 2017
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Would you rather...?

Would you rather...

... have a sudden Glee reunion with Jonathan Groff & Lea Michele in NYC?

... school Matt McGorry on how to beach?

... read with Kathleen Turner, Rosie, and Broadway's delicious Max von Essen?

... stand for a good cause (Casting Directors Union) with Cheyenne Jackson?

... do a reverse Xanadu and becoming one with murals alongside Harry Shum Jr?

... take a singing road trip with Garrett Dillahunt?

... dream of tapdance lessons with Hillary Swank?

... make babies laugh for no reason with James Wolk?

... or talk to Virginia Madsen on a 16th century contraption. Something called a "landline"? 

Pictures are after the jump to help you make this difficult choice... 
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