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Free films at the New York Film Festival by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-09-20 10:38:38

20 September 2015 2:38 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Robert De Niro stars with Jerry Lewis in Martin Scorsese's The King Of Comedy Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Bob Fosse's All That Jazz starring Roy Scheider with Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen; John Ford's Drums Along The Mohawk starring Henry Fonda and Claudette Colbert; John M. Stahl's Leave Her To Heaven with Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde; Stanley Donen's Two For The Road with Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn; Elia Kazan's Wild River starring Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick; and Martin Scorsese's The King Of Comedy with Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis are the six free New York Film Festival Opening Day screenings.

Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde in John M. Stahl's Leave Her To Heaven "shot in vibrantly beautiful Technicolor."

Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk in 3D, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit with Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Schwartz, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Skyfall: Sean Connery was involved, sources say

14 September 2015 5:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Exclusive: Sean Connery really was set to play a key role in Skyfall, sources tell us...

Note: the following contains major spoilers for Skyfall.

With the towering success of Skyfall, it's fair to say that Eon Productions have set themselves a tough act to follow. Making $1.18bn worldwide, Skyfall wasn't only the biggest Bond film to date, but also ranks among the biggest films of all time. It was about the best 50th birthday present the franchise could have hoped for.

If what we've heard is true, however, Skyfall could have been rather different.

You'll probably remember Skyfall's final act: Bond (Daniel Craig, of course) and M (Judi Dench) speed off in an old Aston DB5 and head to Skyfall Lodge, Bond's ancestral home. There, Bond stands reflectively over the graves of his parents, and meets Kincade (Albert Finney), the lodge's groundskeeper and Bond's childhood mentor. Together, the three »

- ryanlambie

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The Hunger |Blu-ray Review

25 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Roundly dismissed upon its release by critics in 1983, Tony Scott’s classy, stylish art-house vampire film The Hunger arrives on Blu-ray as a demure addition to the Warner Bros. Archive Collection. A notable cult item still lacking of a deserving reappraisal for its significant merits, the film has long languished in obscurity with the exception of its references to the explicit lesbian sex scene shared between Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon (featured in a first-wave resurgence of interest in Lgbt cinematic themes with the documentary version of Vito Russo’s The Celluloid Closet, 1991). It represents one of three cinematic adaptations from horror writer Whitley Streiber, following the also forgotten Wolfen (1981), starring Albert Finney.

Miriam Blaylock (Deneuve) is an ancient yet breathtakingly beautiful vampire. Her lover of the past three centuries, John (David Bowie) has suddenly begun to age and decay, apparently something that has eventually happened to all of her past lovers, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Oscars: Some Modest Proposals for the Governors Awards

22 August 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

August 25 will be a big night for Academy board members: That’s when they select 2015 recipients of the Governors Awards.

According to the website, AMPAS encourages members of the Academy to weigh in. They didn’t say anything about non-members, but why not? Movie fans have strong ideas too.

So here are some proposals: Michael Apted, whose range includes the “Seven Up!” docus to “Coal Miner’s Daughter”; Tsui Hark, a key figure in Asia’s action films; Richard Lester, the influential director; documaker extraordinaire Frederick Wiseman; and actress-director Jeanne Moreau. Incredibly, none has ever been nominated for an Oscar. And how about activist Rob Reiner for the Hersholt?

Variety exec editor Steven Gaydos also offers some stellar names for consideration: Gilles Jacob, who led the Cannes Fest for decades; producer-casting pro Fred Roos, whose groundbreaking credits include “The Godfather” and “American Graffiti”; Brit filmmaker Ken Loach; American actress Gena Rowlands »

- Tim Gray

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Masters of Cinema Cast – Episode 41 – Two for the Road

6 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

It’s summer time so why not go on a road trip? Well unless of course you want to spend the whole time bickering and trying to work out why your relationship slowly unraveling; Stanley Donen’s Two for the Road is this week’s film as well as an in-depth look at how relationships fail.

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One of the great fims by Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain, Charade) after the studio era had come to a close, Two for the Road was a break-off with the old system, one which allowed Donen to further stretch his art, aided by screenwriter Frederic Raphael (Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut), in this tale of a couple voluntarily stretching themselves through the long period of their relationship.

Portrayed in fragments that span the couple’s time together in marriage, Two for the Road runs the course of a »

- Tom Jennings

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Tommy Lee Jones Is Joining The Bourne Franchise, Get The Details

28 July 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Tommy Lee Jones, over the course of his career, has played the stoic bureaucrat who has had to stop our hero (be it Will Smith, Harrison Ford or Chris Evans) from saving the day. Now, he.s putting Matt Damon in his eyesights as part of the still-unnamed Jason Bourne sequel, with Paul Greengrass at the helm. Variety reports that Tommy Lee Jones has joined the next Bourne adventure, co-starring alongside Matt Damon, who returns to the series after sitting out 2012.s The Bourne Legacy. The trade notes that Jones will play "a superior officer at the CIA," which puts him at the tail end of a long line of character actors playing stuffed shirts in the Bourne series, including the great Joan Allen, Brian Cox, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Albert Finney, Chris Cooper and Stacy Keach. Seriously, that.s an amazing repertory of angry, bitter old actors who hate »

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Remembering the First and Only Arab World Movie Star Known Around the Globe

23 July 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian star Omar Sharif, 'The Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub: Brief career recaps A little late in the game – and following the longish Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday – below are brief career recaps of a couple of film veterans who died in July 2015: actor Omar Sharif and producer Jerry Weintraub. A follow-up post will offer an overview of the career of peplum (sword-and-sandal movie) actor Jacques Sernas, whose passing earlier this month has been all but ignored by the myopic English-language media. Omar Sharif: Film career beginnings in North Africa The death of Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif at age 83 following a heart attack on July 10 would have been ignored by the English-language media (especially in the U.S.) as well had Sharif remained a star within the Arabic-speaking world. After all, an "international" star is only worth remembering »

- Andre Soares

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Ned Kelly (1970) | Blu-ray Review

21 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Long considered to be one of British auteur Tony Richardson’s greatest miscalculations is his 1970 film Ned Kelly, certainly the most notable but arguably the definitive version as concerns one of Australia’s most infamous outlaws. Arriving on Blu-ray for the first time, the title remains a curious novelty, one of a handful of on-screen appearances featuring The Rolling StonesMick Jagger in a high-profile role. As many of these once-reviled titles go, the history behind the making of the film tends to overshadow the compromised product, and Richardson’s failed period piece is no exception.

In the late 1800s Outback, horse thief and aspiring bank robber Ned Kelly (Jagger) is released after serving a three year prison sentence. Harassed by the law and his angry neighbors, the ornery bushranger is forced into action when his mother (Clarissa Kaye) is unjustly accused of murder and sentenced to prison. His resulting »

- Nicholas Bell

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Watch the Season 3 Premieres of Ray Donovan, Masters Of Sex Early

2 July 2015 10:42 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

As Showtime has gotten in the habit of doing, the first episodes of Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex’s Season 3 premieres are now available on YouTube (and Showtime’s website). The breasts may be blurred and the language cleaned up, but you can certainly get an idea of where the series find our favorite characters. In Ray Donovan’s great opener, Ray (Liev Schreiber) is adrift from his family and all those close to him, and suffers a big personal loss. And as he wrestles with his issues at home, he’s also introduced to a new and powerful client, Albert Finney (Ian McShane). You can check out the full premiere episode below: Masters of Sex has (yet another) time jump to launch its third season, one which finds Bill (Michael Sheen) and Virginia (Lizzy Caplan) at odds over the work and their future, and also engaging in a »

- Allison Keene

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Oscar Nominated Moody Pt.2: From Fagin to Merlin - But No Harry Potter

19 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Ron Moody as Fagin in 'Oliver!' based on Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist.' Ron Moody as Fagin in Dickens musical 'Oliver!': Box office and critical hit (See previous post: "Ron Moody: 'Oliver!' Actor, Academy Award Nominee Dead at 91.") Although British made, Oliver! turned out to be an elephantine release along the lines of – exclamation point or no – Gypsy, Star!, Hello Dolly!, and other Hollywood mega-musicals from the mid'-50s to the early '70s.[1] But however bloated and conventional the final result, and a cast whose best-known name was that of director Carol Reed's nephew, Oliver Reed, Oliver! found countless fans.[2] The mostly British production became a huge financial and critical success in the U.S. at a time when star-studded mega-musicals had become perilous – at times downright disastrous – ventures.[3] Upon the American release of Oliver! in Dec. 1968, frequently acerbic The »

- Andre Soares

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New Projects: Bradley Cooper, Lbj, Reese Witherspoon, and Meg the Shark

19 June 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

After American Sniper was the biggest box office draw of 2014, it seems anyone will pay to see Bradley Cooper in uniform again. Deadline reports Cooper is set to produce Ghost Army, a World War II story about an agency tasked with feeding the Nazis fake intelligence about the actual number of American troops, with the hope that Cooper will star. Cooper, Todd Phillips, and Andrew Lazar are producing a script by Henry Gayden (Earth to Echo), working from a non-fiction book entitled The Ghost Army of World War II and a 2013 documentary also titled Ghost Army.

Not even a year after Tom Wilkinson portrayed Lyndon B. Johnson in Selma, Woody Harrelson will now portray our former president in Rob Reiner’s political drama simply titled Lbj. Via Variety, production will begin in the fall on a film about the life of Johnson up through his childhood and how he was »

- Brian Welk

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Cinderella director Kenneth Branagh to take over Murder On The Orient Express?

18 June 2015 4:40 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The new movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express may have found its director.

Cinderella's Kenneth Branagh is the current frontrunner to take charge of the project, says The Wrap. Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon are producing the detective film for 20th Century Fox.

Michael Green, who has scripted the Blade Runner reboot for Scott, is adapting Christie's 1934 novel.

There is no word yet on casting for the movie, which tells the story of famed detective Hercule Poirot investigating the murder of an American tycoon aboard the famous train.

A previous adaptation filmed in 1974 starred Albert Finney as Poirot, and featured a star-studded cast of Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael York.

Here's hoping for a similar calibre of actors for the reboot.

Watch a clip from Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella below: »

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Ray Donovan Season 3 Trailer: Ray “Keeps An Eye” On Katie Holmes

18 June 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ray Donovan‘s Season 3 trailer has officially arrived, and Katie Holmes’ Paige Finney makes quite the first impression, as it appears that she and Ray will be spending quite a bit of time together this year, with the infamous fixer being tasked with keeping an eye on Paige by her father, Albert Finney (Deadwood‘s Ian McShane). However, I’m not so sure that Albert will end up being happy with just how close Ray and Paige appear to be getting in this trailer, and you’ll see what I mean around the 1:40 mark. Elsewhere in the trailer, Ray attempts to come up with a plan to get his brother Terry out of prison before he’s killed while inside, and even though he may end up surviving, things don’t look so good for Terry from what we’re shown. Also, Ray’s daughter Bridget urges him to come back home, »

- Chris King

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Kenneth Branagh To Solve 'The Murder On The Orient Express'

17 June 2015 7:43 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Kenneth Branagh has reached a fairly interesting period in his career, that’s for sure. After spending so many years primarily adapting Shakespeare onto the big screen, starting with “Thor,” Branagh has embarked on a flirtation with mainstream Hollywood fare that doesn’t appear to be letting up anytime soon. He’s currently in talks to helm an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” which from the outset, appears to be right up his alley. But with his last film “Cinderella” making some serious bank in the box office, you’d have to imagine Branagh can pretty much do what he wants. Of course, “Murder on the Orient Express” has been made into a feature film before. The incomparable Sidney Lumet directed the 1974 version, which was well-received at the time of its release and earned several Academy Award nominations. Considering Lumet’s film featured a knockout »

- Ken Guidry

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Kenneth Branagh boards Murder on the Orient Express remake

16 June 2015 11:56 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

British star set to direct new movie version of Agatha Christie’s locomotive homicide favourite

Kenneth Branagh is in talks to direct a new film version of Agatha Christie’s genteel tale of train slaughter, Murder on the Orient Express.

If the film proceeds, it will be the fourth screen transfer for the story, which concerns a mysterious death on a train departing from Istanbul and boasting a picturesque selection of passengers. The novel was most famously adapted in 1974 for a film starring Albert Finney as Belgium sleuth Hercule Poirot; subsequent TV versions in 2001 and 2010 starred Alfred Molina and David Suchet.

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- Catherine Shoard

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Kenneth Branagh May Direct the New Murder On The Orient Express for Fox

16 June 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It looks like Kenneth Branagh might have found his Cinderella follow-up. According to The Wrap, Branagh is currently in talks to direct a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. The novel was first published in 1934 and has been adapted four times since - there’s Sidney Lumet’s 1974 feature film starring Albert Finney, a five-part radio series for BBC Radio 4, a made-for-tv version starring Alfred Molina that aired on CBS, and then another rendition for the series Agatha Christie's Poirot. Michael Green (Green Lantern) is set to pen the new Murder on the Orient Express film for 20th Century Fox. The narrative features a private detective named Hercule Poirot. During a trip aboard the Orient Express, an American man is murdered and Poirot agrees to investigate and try to find out who did it. Ridley Scott and Simon Kinberg are on board to produce the film alongside Mark Gordon. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Kenneth Branagh To Helm "Orient Express"

16 June 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Thor" and "Cinderella" director Kenneth Branagh is in discussions to direct a new film adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express" for 20th Century Fox.

In the story, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the titular train. A large ensemble of A-lst stars are expected to be a part of the cast.

Michael Green, who wrote the upcoming "Blade Runner" sequel, will pen the adaptation of Christie's iconic 1934 detective novel. Ridley Scott, Mark Gordon and Simon Kinberg are producing.

The work was previous adapted onto a multiple Oscar-nominated film in 1974 with Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave and Michael York.

It was adapted again in 2004 as part of the long-running David Suchet-led TV series. That version included Jessica Chastain, Toby Jones, Barbara Hershey, David Morrissey, Hugh Bonneville, Brian J. Smith and Eileen Atkins. »

- Garth Franklin

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Film Forum Honoring Legendary Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa

9 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

While the name Gabriel Figueroa may not be a familiar one to many, even those with a stronger affinity for filmmaking and the art behind it, New York’s own Film Forum is hoping to change that.

On June 5, the theater began a career spanning retrospective surrounding the work of iconic cinematographer and Mexican film industry legend Gabriel Figueroa. Taking a look at 19 of the photographer’s films, the series is running in conjunction with the new exhibition at El Museo del Barrio, entitled Under The Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa – Art And Film. 

Best known as a pioneer of Mexican cinema, primarily with his work alongside director Emilio Fernandez, Figueroa’s work was as varied as they come. His work with Fernandez is without a doubt this retrospective’s highlight, particularly films like Wildflower. One of the many times Mexican cinema’s “Big Four” worked together, the film saw the »

- Joshua Brunsting

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June 2nd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Scarecrows, Wolfen, Monsters: Dark Continent

1 June 2015 7:33 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The first week of June is looking to be excellent for those horror and sci-fi fans looking to add some new titles to their home entertainment collections. Two great cult classics—Scarecrows and Wolfen—are coming to high-definition, and we have Monsters: Dark Continent to look forward to as well. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s genre-bending Spring is coming to DVD and Blu-ray (the latter being a Best Buy exclusive) and, for those of you waiting for WolfCop on Blu-ray, you’ll finally be able to bring the furry fiend home in HD. 

A bevy of indie horror movies are also making their way onto DVD this week and the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending is arriving on 3D Blu-ray and standard DVD for those of you who may have missed the sci-fi actioner in theaters. And for all you Pitchfork fans out there, Hayride 2 will also be available on Tuesday. »

- Heather Wixson

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Smackdown Summer - Revamp Your Queues!

29 May 2015 5:03 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

We're just 9 days away from the launch of another Smackdown Summer. Rather than announce piecemeal, we'll give you all five lineups in case you'd like more time to catch up with these films (some of them stone cold classics) over the hot months. Remember to cast your own ballots during each month for the reader-polling (your 1979 votes are due by June 4th). Your votes count toward the final Smackdown win so more of you should join in. 

These Oscar years were chosen after comment reading, dvd searching, handwringing, and desire-to-watch moods.  I wish we had time to squeeze in a dozen Smackdowns each summer! As it is there will be Two Smackdowns in June, a gift to you since this first episode was delayed.

Sunday June 7th

The Best Supporting Actresses of 1979

Meryl Streep won her first of three Oscars while taking her co-star Jane Alexander along for the Oscar ride in Kramer vs. Kramer. »


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