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'Willy Wonka,' 'Ferris Bueller' & More Added to National Film Registry

17 December 2014 8:56 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

For over 20 years now The Library of Congress has chosen a select group of films to be preserved in the National Film Registry, and this year's titles have just been revealed. Last year's additions included Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, Disney's Mary Poppins and Michael Moore's Roger & Me. Now 25 more films will be preserved under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act as they have been deemed "a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history" and represent "the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant." So what made the cut? Variety reports this year's additions include Steven Spielberg's war drama Saving Private Ryan, easily one of the filmmaker's best, Roman Polanski's iconic horror film Rosemary's Baby and John Hughes' comedic classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. In addition, the musical adaptation Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder, »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Willy Wonka,' 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'Big Lebowski' added to National Film Registry

17 December 2014 6:57 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Each year, the Library of Congress selects 25 films to be named to the National Film Registry, a proclamation of commitment to preserving the chosen pictures for all time. They can be big studio pictures or experimental short films, goofball comedies or poetic meditations on life. The National Film Registery "showcases the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant" and by preserving the films, the Library of Congress hopes to "a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history.” This year’s selections span the period 1913 to 2004 and include a number of films you’re familiar with. Unless you’ve never heard of "Saving Private Ryan," "The Big Lebowski," “Rosemary’s Baby” or "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Highlights from the list include the aforementioned film, Arthur Penn’s Western "Little Big Man," John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, “Luxo Jr.," 1953’s “House of Wax, »

- Matt Patches

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‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Ferris Bueller’ & More Added To National Film Registry

17 December 2014 2:36 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Spanning the years 1913-2004, the 25 films to be added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry for 2014 include Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby, Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man, John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski. The annual selection helps to ensure that the movies will be preserved for all time. This year’s list brings the number of films in the registry to 650.

Also on the list are John Lasseter’s 1986 animated film, Luxo Jr; the original Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder; and Howard Hawks’ classic 1959 Western Rio Bravo. Documentaries and silent films also make up part of the selection which represents titles that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant; they must also each be at least 10 years old. Check out the rundown of all 25 movies below:

2014 National Film Registry »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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‘Big Lebowski,’ ‘Willy Wonka’ Among National Film Registry’s 25 Selections

17 December 2014 12:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Big Lebowski,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Saving Private Ryan” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” are among the 25 films saluted by the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in the organization’s annual selection of notable works.

The org says selection will help ensure preservation of these films. This year’s choices bring the registry total to 650, a small fraction of the Library’s vast collection of 1.3 million items. As always, the choices are eclectic, including Hollywood films, indies, documentaries, silent movies and student films.

“The National Film Registry showcases the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant,” said the Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. “By preserving these films, we protect a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history.”

Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian »

- Tim Gray

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Are Mel Brooks movies worse when they feature more Mel Brooks? PopWatch Investigates!

15 December 2014 1:20 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Forty years ago today, Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder's Young Frankenstein shuffled into theaters. The film was an instant success, earning both healthy box office figures and critical acclaim (even if it was of the guarded sort: "It would be misleading to describe Young Frankenstein... as astoundingly witty, but it's a great deal of low fun of the sort that Mr. Brooks specializes in," sniffed Vincent Canby of The New York Times). The movie went on to earn a pair of Oscar nominations, prime spots on scores of "best comedy" lists, and the reputation of being perhaps Brooks' best film ever. »

- Hillary Busis

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Bones' 200th Episode: Was It a Technicolor Dream? — Plus: The Series' Stars Dish About the Best Moments

11 December 2014 6:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Well, that was a beauty.

Bones unveiled its 1950s-set, Hitchcock-inspired 200th episode on Thursday night, and the combination of old Hollywood glamour and intrigue was simply stunning.

Related Bones Boss: Emily Deschanel’s Pregnancy Will Be Written into Show

Somehow, director David Boreanaz was able to replicate the classic look of films like North by Northwest, kicking things off with an unusually quiet, picturesque sequence of jewel thief Booth and detective Brennan driving along the highway.

There were also lots of treats for longtime fans as the actors took on new characters — Pelant as a waiter! Aldo as an antagonistic Interpol officer! »

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MovieWeb's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

1 December 2014 12:29 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It gets harder and harder each and every year to find that perfect gift for the one you love. Thanksgiving is over, so its time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping today! We've collected all of the biggest and best Blu-ray and DVD releases available this year in one convenient place. Whether you're hunting for Dad, Mom, a cousin, your kids or that long distant Aunt whose been living in a commune for the past three years, you simply can't go wrong with the gift of movies, or a favorite TV show. From the biggest Hollywood blockbusters to a few cult favorites, and even a very obscure release for that one snobby cinefile on your list, we have everyone covered...Even you! Take a look, and discover that finding the perfect gift really isn't that hard. Not when everyone loves a good film! Here is the best »

- MovieWeb

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Frank Yablans, Former Paramount President, Dead At 79

27 November 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Frank Yablans was president of Paramount during some of the studio’s most golden years from 1971 to 1975. Working under notorious owner Charlie Bludhorn, Yablans’ tenure included such Oscar winners and nominees as The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Serpico, Paper Moon, Chinatown and Murder On The Orient Express. He died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes this morning, his son, ICM PartnersEddy Yablans, told Deadline.

Frank Yablans worked in his early years for Warner Bros, The Walt Disney Company and Filmways and joined Paramount in the late 60s where he spearheaded marketing for Arthur Hiller’s Ryan O’Neal/Ali MacGraw tearjerker Love Story before ascending to the presidency. After leaving Paramount, he went on to a successful career as a producer/exec producer on such films as Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder comedy Silver Streak and Brian De Palma’s The Fury. He also wrote and produced such »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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StreamFix: Pixar favorites, 'Kingpin,' more streaming gems

18 November 2014 5:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

StreamFix is your weekly update on the best and weirdest streams happening on Netflix, Crackle, Amazon, and Hulu. You dig it? Check out these happenin' spectacles now.  Netflix "Kingpin" This is just a reminder that Bill Murray was up to some weird stuff in the middle to late '90s. "Kingpin" is raucous and watchable, but God, remember "Larger Than Life"? Elephant humor, folks! What about "The Man Who Knew Too Little"? Or "Wild Things"? Or -- oh yes -- "Space Jam"? Thank God he gave us "Rushmore" because that filmography was getting grim.  "Babes in Toyland" I command you to embrace the holiday spirit and revisit this 1961 classic with Ray Bolger and Annette Funicello. No, it's not the Laurel and Hardy version, but it features Ann Jillian of the perfect '80s sitcom "It's a Living" as Bo Peep.  "Doug Benson: Doug Dynasty" And now, ladies and gentlemen, my »

- Louis Virtel

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The Thanksgiving Specials You Won't Want to Miss

7 November 2014 5:14 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Thanksgiving prep isn't a walk in the park, but you may find some downtime between baking pies and setting the table. Use that time to cuddle on the couch and take in some holiday TV with the kids. Here, Thanksgiving specials the entire family can enjoy. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Source: Lee Mendelson Film Productions Share a piece of pie while watching this holiday classic on ABC. No one can ever get enough of Charlie hosting a fun friendsgiving. (Nov. 26, 8 p.m. Est) Modern Family Source: ABC Get the festivities started early with ABC's most popular family. And in true Modern Family fashion, this episode is bound to make you laugh out loud. (Nov. 19, 9 p.m. Est) The Hunger Games Source: Lionsgate For some families, attending Thanksgiving dinner is akin to fighting in the Hunger Games. Get your little ones ready for the battle . . . I mean, the holiday with ABC Family »

- Leah-Rocketto

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Chvrches unveil Hunger Games: Mockingjay track 'Dead Air'

4 November 2014 2:05 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chvrches have unveiled the studio version of new track 'Dead Air'.

The song features on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack, and is available to purchase on iTunes.

The Scottish electronic band have been performing the track live in the past month under titles 'Richard Pryor', 'Gene Wilder' and 'Eddie Murphy'.

'Dead Air' was titled 'Sarah Silverman' during their show at O2 Academy Brixton last Thursday (October 30).

Chvrches recently contributed 'Get Away' to the new Zane Lowe-curated soundtrack for Ryan Gosling film Drive.

They also recently confirmed on Twitter that their first album The Bones of What You Believe has achieved gold status in the UK.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 soundtrack is released on November 17. »

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Super-8 Movie Madness at the Super Swingers Spirit Of 76 show November 8th at The Way Out Club

31 October 2014 6:13 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

What were the best movies of 1976? Well, there was Taxi Driver of course, and I’d have to say The Omen was definitely the scariest movie that year followed closely by Carrie and Squirm was a disgusting bit of fun. Marathon Man starring Dustin Hoffman was a sharp little thriller as was Hitchcock’s final film Family Plot. Midway was a cool WWII epic and Silver Streak teamed Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor for a ton of laughs.

Wouldn’t it be cool to see all of these 1976 classics in one night !?! You’ll have your chance November 8th at The Super Swingers Spirit Of 76 show with all of these films (in the Super-8 Condensed format of course – they run 17 minutes each) along with live music by The Shadow Thieves and Doom City Outlaws and the sexy burlesque stylings of local dancers Rayna Skye and Allura Fette. Wow! The fun »

- Tom Stockman

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The Definitive Scary Scenes from Non-Horror Movies: 10-1

30 October 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

10. Deliverance (1972)

Scene: Squeal Like a Piggy

Video: http://youtu.be/WqNMjZpSbnU

Word to the wise: just because someone plays a mighty fine banjo, it doesn’t mean he or any of his kin should be invited to your family picnic. Based on the James Dickey novel of the same name, Deliverance follows four businessmen as they decide to spend a weekend canoeing down a fictional river before it needs to be flooded. Lewis (Burt Reynolds) leads the crew as the most experienced, followed closely by Ed (Jon Voight). The two novices Bobby and Drew (Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox) also join them. So, in remote Georgia, the four men set out to take in the beauty of nature. Before setting off, they come across a group of mountain men, all of which appear to be inbred. Drew engages in a banjo duet with one of the teenagers, but he doesn’t »

- Joshua Gaul

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Young Frankenstein at Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ October 30th

16 October 2014 7:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“For the experiment to be a success, all of the body parts must be enlarged. “

Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by Chef Liz Schuster, Chef Steve Schmidt, and the other talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back in a new location and a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 6:00 for the pre-show which includes an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The new locale is Food Outreach, 3117 Olive Street in St. Louis. The next Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event will be a screening of the Mel Brooks’ 1974 gutbuster Young Frankenstein on October 30th. Tickets are $65.00  and ticket information can be found at the Tenacious Eats site Here

http://tenaciouseats.com/

Good comedies are rare. »

- Tom Stockman

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What Hump? Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein Plays Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli!

8 October 2014 8:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I am not a Frankenstein. I’m a Fronkensteen!”

Young Frankenstein plays this weekend (October 10th and 11th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

Good comedies are rare. Great ones are rarer. Great parodies are needles in the haystack, and this is it. The parody can be brilliantly funny (most are horrid), but Young Frankenstein is near perfect.

Mel Brooks hit all nails right on the head in his black & white classic from 1974. Taking its themes from the Mary Shelley novel and providing some spot-on homage/parody to the James Whale classic Bride Of Frankenstein (and plenty of references to Son Of Frankenstein as well), Young Frankenstein is a breathless laugh and a half. In a weak comedy, you have the entire cast setting up one character for the laughs. Here, you have every character providing humor in every scene. None more »

- Tom Stockman

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Lunch with Adam Pally: Bourbon at 11 a.m. and conversations about Prince

24 September 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

When you’re asked if you want to go to lunch with Adam Pally, the first thing you do is say yes. Then, from there, you and Adam can probably figure the rest of it out, in terms of what you want to talk about, what you can eat at 11 a.m., etc. In fact, your lunch might end up going a little something like this …

Having lunch at 11 a.m. can feel a bit odd, but it’s a fact that Pally will acknowledge before ordering lobster anyway.

Entertainment Weekly: So how are things going? When did you get here? »

- Samantha Highfill

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Talkshow Host Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85

23 September 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a public access cable show about Hollywood and inspired Martin Short’s character Jiminy Glick, died Monday in Hollywood. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments.

Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood” was based in L.A. starting in 1978, and managed to attract numerous well-known names despite its low-budget production.

Over the show’s 35-year run, he conducted more than 6,000 interviews with guests that included Bette Davis, Orson Welles, Shelley Winters, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Mickey Rooney and Lynn Redgrave, as well as numerous actors and singers who visited his show to promote their appearances.

His latest book “Hollywood Gomorrah” had an introduction by his friend Jacqueline Stallone.

Lowe was the subject of profiles in the Los Angeles Times and New York Times Magazine, where he was written about by comedian Harry Shearer, a fan of his show.

In the Los Angeles Times article, »

- Variety Staff

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Talkshow Host Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85

23 September 2014 5:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a public access cable show about Hollywood and inspired Martin Short’s character Jiminy Glick, died Monday in Hollywood. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments.

Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood” was based in L.A. starting in 1978, and managed to attract numerous well-known names despite its low-budget production.

Over the show’s 35-year run, he conducted more than 6,000 interviews with guests that included Bette Davis, Orson Welles, Shelley Winters, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Mickey Rooney and Lynn Redgrave, as well as numerous actors and singers who visited his show to promote their appearances.

His latest book “Hollywood Gomorrah” had an introduction by his friend Jacqueline Stallone.

Lowe was the subject of profiles in the Los Angeles Times and New York Times Magazine, where he was written about by comedian Harry Shearer, a fan of his show.

In the Los Angeles Times article, »

- Variety Staff

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Ridley Discusses How 'Ben-Hur' Remake Will Be Different

23 September 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

When remaking a movie, sometimes all the difference in the world comes down to one thing: The source material. People often overlook that, and I find that certain films are incorrectly referred to as remakes when, in fact, they're a new interpretation of the source material. For example: When Psycho was remade in the 1990s, it was a straight-up remake of the original Hitchcock film. The filmmakers decided to do a very literal reconstruction of Hitchcock's film, and literally remade it. Then there's something like the Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory vs Charlie and The Chocolate Factory comparison. While many were quick to say that the Johnny Depp film was a remake of the Gene Wilder original, that's actually a misnomer. The latter film was actually a new spin on the original novel, with which it shared its name. Heck, just look at Judge Dredd vs Dredd. 

Vastly different »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Character actor Richard Kiel (aka Jaws) has passed away

11 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Movie fans suffered an iconic loss today as iconic character actor Richard Kiel has passed away at the age of 74. The cause of death has not been determined. Kiel is best known for his performance as Jaws in the films The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, but he is also recognizable from cameos in movies like Happy Gilmore and the Gene Wilder comedy Silver Streak. The 7'2" Kiel was also a writer and director. Other memorable performances of his include the classic Twilight Zone episode »

- Alex Maidy

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