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Who better to cameo in The Simpsons‘ annual “Treehouse of Horror” special than one of the masters of horror himself? William Friedkin, the director of the 1973 horror classic The Exorcist, will make a cameo in the Fox animated show’s annual horror special, “Treehouse of Horror Xxviii.” TV Line reports that Friedkin will voice Dr. Kenneth Humphries in one […]
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The Simpsons has landed an icon in the world of horror (and film in general) to make a guest appearance on its upcoming 28th annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode. One of the three chapters of “Treehouse of Horror Xxviii” will see The Exorcist director/Academy Award winner William Friedkin returning to his horror roots for a chillingly funny voice role.
According to TV Line, Friedkin’s voice will be heard as a character named Dr. Kenneth Humphries during a segment entitled “Mmm… Homer,” in which Homer begins feeding on himself “after he runs out of food while Marge and the kids are away from home.”
During its soon-to-be 29-season-long run, The Simpsons has poked fun at and paid homage to The Exorcist a few times, as they have with nearly every popular piece of entertainment. For example, in 2005’s “Treehouse of Horror” episode, Homer channeled his inner Linda Blair and spider-walked up his bedroom walls. »
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It appears Homer hasn’t learned a thing since he was transformed into a giant donut and had to hide from coffee-wielding cops several Treehouses ago. This time, he runs out of food while Marge and the kids are away, and resorts to biting the four-fingered hands that feed him. According to TVline, he will be “cannibalising himself,” but they don’t say why or what Friedkin's Dr. »
The 28th annual ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episode of “The Simpsons” is headed our way this coming October, part of the animated series’ 29th season. We know that the episode will feature a parody of The Exorcist, and Fox has brought the perfect person on board for a role. TV Line reports tonight that William Friedkin, director […] »
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The Simpsons has scared up the perfect guest spot for an Academy Award-winning master of horror.
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Friedkin will play Dr. Kenneth Humphries in a chapter titled “Mmm… Homer,” which finds Homer cannibalizing himself after he runs out of food while Marge and the kids are away from home. We can’t say for sure how Dr. Humphries will factor into Homer’s predicament, »
Robert De Niro picks up a gun once again as a highly paid spy-mercenary-thief hired for a bit of international larceny, the robbing of a courier of some undisclosed secrets of one kind or another. Juicing up a Melville- like stoic crime fantasy with superb car stunt work puts director John Frankenheimer back in the game, with a worthy project.
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1998 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 122 min. / Street Date August 29, 2017 / Available from Arrow Video 39.95
Cinematography: Robert Fraisse
Film Editor: Tony Gibbs
Original Music: Elia Cmiral
Produced by Frank Mancuso Jr.
Directed by John Frankenheimer
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It takes vision and a strong cinematic voice to capture attention with your feature-length directorial debut, but Danish filmmaker Annika Berg looks to have plenty of both. She’s gearing up to unveil “Team Hurricane” at Venice International Critics Week, and today we have the exciting and electric trailer for the film.
Starring Eja Penelope Roepstorff, Ida Glitre, Ira Rønnenfelt, Maja Leth Bang, Mathilde Linnea Daugaard, Elise Pedersen, Sara Morling, and Zara Munch Bjarnum, the experimental teen drama tells the story of eight girls (all found on social media by Berg) who spend a summer together in a youth club, forming close bonds and finding their own identities.
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As it was clear since his early works, Edgar Wright is a true cinema aficionado. His latest movie, Baby Driver, is the writer/director’s love letter to the great car chase films from the likes of Walter Hill (The Driver), William Friedkin (The French Connection) and George Miller (Mad Max), all driven by a non-stop soundtrack that features both popular and obscure tracks of such diverse genres as rock ’n’ roll, punk, soul and hip hop. Baby Driver, one of the year’s best films for sure, opened in Mexico on August 10 - under the title Baby: El aprendiz del crimen - and I had the chance to interview Mr. Wright during his recent visit. Being the film buff that he is, I had to ask...
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Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier.
The Exorcist will play a strictly limited run at the Phoenix Theatre from 20 October 2017 to 10 March 2018. Tickets will go on general sale at 4pm on Friday 11 August.
Widely considered the scariest movie of all time, the film adaptation of The Exorcist sparked unprecedented worldwide controversy when it was released in cinemas in 1973. Winner of two Academy Awards, William Friedkin’s masterpiece saw audiences petrified to the point of passing out and went on to become one of the top ten highest grossing films of all time.
“Oh please, Mother, make it stop! It’s hurting.”
When the medical profession fails to provide answers to young »
- Paul Heath
Jeanne Moreau was to French cinema as Manet’s “Olympia” was to French painting — the personification of the gait, glance, and gesture of modern life. Her darting brown eyes and enigmatic moue were the face of the French New Wave. Her candid sensuality and self-assurance, not to mention the suggestion that she was always in control, made her the epitome of the New Woman. From Orson Welles and Luis Bunuel to Joseph Losey and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Moreau was the muse to the greatest directors of world cinema.
“She has all the qualities one expects in a woman,” quipped Francois Truffaut, director of her most beloved film, “Jules and Jim” (1962), “plus all those one expects in a man — without the inconveniences of either.”
Surprisingly, this quintessence of French femininity had an English mother, a dancer at the Folies Bergere. Her French father, a hotelier and restaurateur, upon learning that his daughter likewise had theatrical ambitions, »
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Actress Jeanne Moreau, an icon of French New Wave cinema who went on to become an international film star, has died in Paris, according to Afp. She was 89.
While cause of death has not been disclosed, reports in French media indicate she was found Monday morning in her apartment on Faubourgh-St.-Honoré by a maid.
French president Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the late star on his twitter early Monday morning, calling her a “movie and theater legend” who was “engaged in the whirlwind of life with absolute freedom.”
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French authorities confirmed that the actress died at her Paris home; no cause of death was revealed, the BBC reports.
Tributes poured in Monday for the late Jeanne Moreau, the iconic actress who began her career in the 1950s and starred in films by Louis Malle, Francois Truffaut, Jacques Demy, Michelangelo Antonioni, Orson Welles and Luis Bunuel.
The president of Cannes Film Festival, Pierre Lescure, tweeted: “She was strong and she didn’t like to see people pour their hearts out. Sorry, Jeanne, but this is beyond us. We are crying.” Moreau won the award for best actress at Cannes in 1960 for “Seven Days… Seven Nights,” presided over the main competition jury twice, and received an honorary palm in 2003.
Jeanne Moreau est morte.
Elle était forte et n'aimait guère qu'on s'épanche.
- Elsa Keslassy
Jeanne Moreau: 'The privilege of age is that I have more confidence and I am calmer. I know more about myself, I feel less egocentric' Photo: Unifrance Marcello Mastroianni who appeared with Jeanne Moreau in Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte claims to have fallen in love with her at first sight.
“And she loves you in return,” he explained, “but just till the end of the film. She is always searching for love, and she leaves victims along the roadside."
Moreau, who has died in Paris aged 89, had a chequered history with the men in her life, including The Exorcist director William Friedkin whom she briefly married. She had a son Jerome, a painter, by a previous marriage to director Jean-Louis Richard. And she was linked to actors Lee Marvin and George Hamilton.
Jeanne Moreau: 'Sleeping with people is one of the best ways of getting to know »
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The mayor of the Paris district in which Moreau lived confirmed her death.
French President Emmanuel Macron called her “a legend of cinema and theater … an actress engaged in the whirlwind of life with an absolute freedom.” Pierre Lescure, president of the Cannes Film Festival, tweeted: “She was strong and she didn’t like to see people pour their hearts out. Sorry, Jeanne, but this is beyond us. We are crying.”
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Moreau was honored with a 1965 Time magazine cover story, rare for a foreign actress, and was compared to such screen greats as Garbo and Monroe. Since her rise to prominence in the mid-’50s, she epitomized the tenets of the French new wave, boasting a womanly sexuality and a fierce independent spirit. Orson Welles, »
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London-based sales outfit Dogwoof has picked up the documentary “This Is Congo,” which will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, for worldwide sales.
The BBC has already bought British television rights to the film, which looks at the deadly ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo through the eyes of four people, described as a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer, and a displaced tailor. The conflict has stretched across two decades and claimed millions of lives but has escaped the attention of many in the West.
“This Is Congo” was unveiled Thursday as one of the seven titles in the Venice Film Festival’s nonfiction section, along with other documentaries such as “The Exorcist” director William Friedkin’s look at real-life exorcism in “The Devil and Father Amorth.”
- Henry Chu
Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia, the premiere genre festival of Europe, has announced two of its awards winners for the 50th anniversary edition: director William Friedkin and actor Susan Sarandon. As well, legendary Spanish actor Santiago Segura will receive the Time Machine Award. This is in addition to previously announced guests Johnnie To, and Guillermo del Toro, who will be the 'godfather' of this year's festival. Along with this announcement comes a slew of exciting titles. Catalan filmmaker Jaume Balagueró returns with his latest film Muse, starring Christopher Lloyd, Franke Potente and Leonor Watling; Black Hollow Cage, which recently won the Jury Prize at BiFan, will screen for the Sitges audience; Xavier Gens's Cold Skin; German horror with Replace; American quirkiness with Dave Made...
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Aronofsky, Clooney and del Toro are heading to the Lido; Alberto Barbera reveals the ones that got away.
Ahead of the world’s oldest festival, the buzz is palpable once again.
However, the flavour to this year’s Venice line-up is noticeably different from recent editions with an emphasis on internationalism, discoveries and innovation over large canvas studio fare.
If last year’s Venice lineup was a veritable treasure trove of big name Us and international filmmakers, this year’s lineup has a slightly more tempered feel to it, which nonetheless remains full of intrigue.
In the last four years Venice has kickstarted major Oscar runs for four Us movies [Gravity, Birdman, Spotlight and La La Land], however last year, for the first time in three years, it missed out on hosting the best picture winner [Moonlight, which went to Telluride].
Buzzed-about early awards contenders in this year’s 21-strong competition include Alexander Payne’s social satire Downsizing, starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, Guillermo del Toro’s other-worldly »
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Moments ago, the Venice Film Festival announced their lineup for this year, and it again seems to suggest a strong brewing Oscar race. Coming hot on the heels of the initial Toronto International Film Festival slate, there’s a lot of overlap between the two. Auteurs like Darren Aronofsky, George Clooney, Guillermo del Toro, Martin McDonagh, and Alexander Payne will be in Italy this time around. Each is hoping to make an Academy Award case for their latest work. Time will tell if that happens, but there’s definitely potential here. Read on to see some of what will be playing in Venice at the end of August/the beginning of September… Among the 2017 entrants of note for this fest, we have Downsizing from Alexander Payne, First Reformed from Paul Schrader, Lean on Pete from Andrew Haigh, mother! from Darren Aronofsky, The Shape of Water from Guillermo del Toro, Suburbicon from George Clooney, »
- Joey Magidson
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