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Interview with the Vampire 20th Anniversary Blu-ray Announced, Cover Art Revealed

23 July 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

“I’m flesh and blood, but not human. I haven’t been human for 200 years.” A reporter wants to know Louis de Pointe du Lac’s life story, and with a lifespan stretching back to the 1700′s, Louis has plenty of life to discuss. Based on the novel by Anne Rice, 1994′s Interview with the Vampire has a bit of life to celebrate itself, as a 20th Anniversary Blu-ray of the star-studded film has been announced for this fall.

Set for a September 30th release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the 20th Anniversary Blu-ray of Interview with the Vampire comes with a new conversation with author Anne Rice about how her work has affected the depictions of vampires in modern-day entertainment, as well as the special features included in the 2008 Blu-ray edition.

Directed by Neil Jordan off a screenplay by Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire stars Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, »

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Interview with the Vampire 20th Anniversary Blu-ray coming

22 July 2014 7:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced a 20th anniversary re-release of Neil Jordan’s much-loved vampire tale, Interview With The Vampire, in time to celebrate the film’s big anniversary. The brand-new version will include a new exclusive featurette, as well as all the extra features that were included in the 2008 release. No technical specifications have yet been announced.

When grieving 18th century mortal Louis (Brad Pitt, 12 Years A Slave, World War Z) accepts an offer of everlasting life from charismatic vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise, Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher), he quickly realizes that his dark gift is also a curse that requires him to kill to survive. An eternity of blood, lust and torment awaits in this thrilling and visually stunning film that redefined the vampire genre.

The Blu-ray will include:

Lestat, Louis, and the Vampire Phenomenon: A conversation with author Anne Rice about her influence on the new »

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Il Cinema Ritrovato 2014

7 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"Nobody's really captured the quality of a film festival," observed musician/composer Neil Brand, "You're doing something that's pleasurable, but then the fatigue sets in..." It's true—a celluloid feast like Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna is a particular case, too, since so many of the films are rarities. It's like being a cake specialist and suddenly somebody offers you fifty magnificent cakes of unique recipe but says "You have to eat them all in an hour or I'll take them away and you'll never see them again." You plunge in, and even when nausea starts to replace pleasure you can't bring yourself to stop...

Cinephiles like to grumble, and the venues of Bologna attract a certain amount of criticism (one has a bar which runs between the front row and the screen, cutting the subtitles in half; air conditioning is switched on and off at random; and then there's »

- David Cairns

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Remembering Anton Furst, Gotham’s Dark Architect

23 June 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

When Tim Burton’s Batman hit theaters 25 years ago, it was more than just a pivotal film in the superhero genre. It was a pivotal film in any genre — largely due to its phantasmagorical sets and vehicles. The 1989 vision of Gotham City, the Batmobile and the Batwing all sprang from the dark, fertile imagination of the film’s Oscar-winning production designer Anton Furst. Watch some of Furst’s earlier films and it’s easy to see how his and Burton’s aesthetics would play well with each other. For The Company of Wolves, Neil Jordan’s 1984 horrific take on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, Furst created a world that merged storybook fantasy with gothic gloom. For Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, he created crumbling sets and morphed actual locations in the UK into a war-ravaged Vietnam. In Batman, Furst’s vision would synthesize fantasy and realism into a dystopia crawling with life. Like »

- J.L. Sosa

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Fearnet Movie Review - Only Lovers Left Alive

16 May 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

While horror fans frequently bemoan the painfully toothless state of modern vampire cinema (aka Twilight, Vampire Academy), the sub-genre's popularity has allowed some very good filmmakers to acquire funding for movies that deal with the bloodsuckers. Neil Jordan's Byzantium and Zoe Cassavetes' Kiss of the Damned are great examples: what's profitable for the big studios can sometimes lead to good things for independent productions. Which brings us, quite neatly, to Jim Jarmusch's frankly excellent vampire story called Only Lovers Left Alive.

The formula of {Jim Jarmusch + vampires + Tilda Swinton + Tom Hiddleston} should be enough to entice any half-literate horror junkie, but as a film freak who has been a Jarmusch fan since the 1980s, it's exciting to note that Only Lovers Left Alive is the writer/director at the top of his game. (If you're not familiar with his work, I'd start with Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Down By Law »

- Scott Weinberg

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Joe Carnahan: Death Wish remake "may be coming back"

6 May 2014 10:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It sounds as if director Joe Carnahan is going to have another go at getting Death Wish remade...


There's a strong argument that Michael Winner's Death Wish, starring Charles Bronson, has been remade several times already. Notwithstanding the collection of sequels, there have been plenty of films that have effectively told the same story. Take the Neil Jordan movie The Brave One, starring Jodie Foster, for a start.

But an official remake? At one stage, it was a project that Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) was circling. Then it seemed to fall apart. However now, the new Death Wish may be back on the cards.

Chatting to Slash Film, Carnahan was asked about Death Wish, and he told the site that "you know what's interesting about that? [Death Wish] may be coming back around because that script, to me, is so special and so… that’s one that I’ll pay them to do, »

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What Were Hoskins' Best Films and Performances?

30 April 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Bob Hoskins dead at 71: Hoskins’ best movies included ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ ‘Mona Lisa’ (photo: Bob Hoskins in ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ with Jessica Rabbit, voiced by Kathleen Turner) Bob Hoskins, who died at age 71 in London yesterday, April 29, 2014, from pneumonia (initially reported as “complications of Parkinson’s disease”), was featured in nearly 70 movies over the course of his four-decade film career. Hoskins was never a major box office draw — "I don’t think I’m the sort of material movie stars are made of — I’m five-foot-six-inches and cubic. My own mum wouldn’t call me pretty." Yet, this performer with attributes similar to those of Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, and Lon Chaney had the lead in one of the biggest hits of the late ’80s. In 1988, Robert Zemeckis’ groundbreaking Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which seamlessly blended animated and live action footage, starred Hoskins as gumshoe Eddie Valiant, »

- Andre Soares

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R.I.P. Bob Hoskins, 1942-2014

30 April 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Bob Hoskins, the celebrated English actor who brought gravitas and a wicked smile to any genre he worked in, from crime thrillers like The Long Good Friday to fantasy comedies such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Hook, died from pneumonia Tuesday. He was 71.

The actor claimed to have never taken any acting lessons – according to him, he was waiting at a theatre bar for a friend to finish an audition when someone gave him a script and said, “You’re next.” He scored the part at that audition and soon after, the short-statured Hoskins became a giant on the stage and screen, beloved by audiences around the world.

Hoskins appeared in various UK television series and mini-series during the 1970s, when he also found a calling on the British stage. However, the actor broke through on the big screen in the 1980s. His first major role was in the »

- Jordan Adler

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'The Long Good Friday': The late Bob Hoskins' best performance

30 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

The Long Good Friday is not the most successful film to star Bob Hoskins, who has died at the age of 71. (That would be the 1988 blockbuster Who Framed Roger Rabbit.) It may not even be the British actor’s best gangster movie; a case can be made for Neil Jordan’s superlative Mona Lisa. But as a reminder of Hoskins’ volcanic, yet subtly-applied talents, it is impossible to beat this 1979 thriller from director John Mackenzie.

Hoskins plays Harold Shand, a gangster whose (hugely prescient) plan to become a legitimate businessman — by developing the docklands area of East London — is repeatedly, »

- Clark Collis

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'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' Star Bob Hoskins Has Died at Age 71

30 April 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Nearly a couple years ago, British actor Bob Hoskins quietly retired from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the same affliction which Michael J. Fox has been fighting for years now. Hoskins wanted to spend more time with his family, but sadly, Chicago Tribune reports the star of favorite childhood films of mine like Hook and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? has passed away at 71 years old after succumbing to a bad bout of pneumonia. Hoskins has been acting for over 40 years, and while his more recognizable roles came in the late 80s and early 90s, he leaves behind an impressive array of performances. Hoskins never took home an Academy Award, but a performance in Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa at least earned him a nomination, not to mention a win at the Golden Globes at BAFTAs. The actor also earned Golden Globe nominations for his perfect turn in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? »

- Ethan Anderton

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R.I.P. Bob Hoskins (1942 – 2014)

30 April 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Actor Bob Hoskins has passed away at the age of 71.  According to his agent (via Empire), Hoskins died of pneumonia in hospital on Tuesday. He had retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.  Hoskins had over 100 acting credits to his name, and his final on-screen performance was playing "Muir" in Snow White and the Huntsman. Hoskins career contained a diverse and rich collection of roles.  After starring in various TV series, Hoskins breakthrough role came in the 1980 crime drama The Long Good Friday.  From there, he took on a diverse array of characters including turns in Brazil, The Cotton Club, Nixon, and Hook.  He actually ended up playing Captain Hook's sidekick Smee not only in Hook but again in the unrelated Peter Pan adaptation, the TV miniseries Neverland.  Hit the jump for more on his career. Bob Hoskins will most likely be remembered most for his performance as the grizzled P. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Bob Hoskins' Last Great Performance

30 April 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bob Hoskins was one of those measured character actors whose face transcended whatever project he happened to appear in. Whether a bumbling detective surrounded by animated schemers in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" or the driver for a high class prostitute in Neil Jordan's "Mona Lisa," Hoskin's round face, cocked bushy eyebrows and befuddled expression suggested a confidant figure constantly trapped between thought and expression. He was a sympathetic tough guy. Read More: British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies at 71 In the aftermath of an actor's death, the same few titles that defined their career tend to get repeated ad infinitum, and certainly it makes sense in Hoskins' case to discuss "Mona Lisa" and "Roger Rabbit" as crucial achievements in his filmography. But a quick glance over the years shows that Hoskins never really slowed down, and even if some of the projects he took on over the last few years were less reputable, »

- Eric Kohn

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Bob Hoskins: 1942 - 2014

30 April 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Sad news to report this afternoon: veteran British actor Bob Hoskins has died, aged 71. His agent said Hoskins died of pneumonia in hospital on Tuesday. He announced his retirement from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.Born in 1942, Hoskins’ career spanned 40 years. It started with various TV roles – including one in Dennis Potter’s Pennies From Heaven – and ended with recent supporting parts in Snow White And The Huntsman and Made In Dagenham.Arguably his most respected turn was his breakthrough role as Harold Shand in The Long Good Friday, for which he was widely and deservedly praised. In 1986 his brusque-but-tender turn as a call girl's confidant in Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. After that, he took parts in films as diverse as Brazil, Nixon, Neverland and Spice World. His take on Smee was a scallyish highlight of Steven Spielberg's Hook. »

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Bob Hoskins: 8 great movie roles - Hook, Roger Rabbit, Mermaids

30 April 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bob Hoskins, the legendary British actor whose career spanned more than 40 years, has died at the age of 71. Hoskins passed away today (April 30) after contracting pneumonia. He announced his retirement from acting in 2012 following a Parkinson's diagnosis.

Bob Hoskins dies, aged 71: Tributes pour in for Long Good Friday star

Hoskins leaves behind an eclectic selection of film roles, having worked with filmmakers ranging from Steven Spielberg to Stephen Frears. Here are eight of his more memorable big screen roles...

The Long Good Friday (1980)

Probably the greatest British gangster film ever made, Hoskins delivered an explosive turn as Harold Shand, a criminal looking to refashion himself as a legit businessman. John McKenzie's film has stood the test of time exceptionally well, having contemporary resonance in Shand's plans to rejuvenate the London Docklands to make way for the Olympic Games.

Mona Lisa (1986)

This Neil Jordan drama was the film that »

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Bob Hoskins has Died at the Age of 71

30 April 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In the category of news I didn't enjoy waking up to read, actor Bob Hoskins died this morning after battling pneumonia, following his announcement two years ago that he would be retiring from acting due to being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Hoskins is not exactly a name everyone will immediately recognize, but as an actor he touched more than one generation beginning with his first big break in 1978 with the mini-series "Pennies From Heaven", to The Long Good Friday in 1980, then there was Terry Gilliam's Brazil in 1985 and Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1988. The '90s saw him star as Smee in Steven Spielberg's Hook, one of the titular brothers in the ill-fated Super Mario Bros., J. Edgar Hoover in Oliver Stone's Nixon and most recently, in his final feature film role, he played the dwarf Muir in Snow White and the Huntsman. His most lauded performance »

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Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

30 April 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Actor Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age of 71.

The British actor announced he was retiring from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His agent confirmed to the BBC that he had died.

Hoskins was nominated for an Oscar in 1987 for his leading role in Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa, for which he won Best Actor at the BAFTAs and the Cannes Film Festival.

He had previously received BAFTA nominations for his roles in Dennis Potter’s Pennies From Heaven (1978), classic gangster drama The Long Good Friday (1980) and his supporting performance opposite Michael Caine and Richard Gere in The Honorary Consul (1983).

Hoskins also attracted awards attention from the Golden Globes, with nominations for his role in live action-animation hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Stephen FrearsMrs. Henderson Presents (2005).

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British Actor Bob Hoskins Dies at 71

30 April 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

British actor Bob Hoskins ("The Long Good Friday," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit") has died at 71, The Guardian reports. A family statement released by his agent said Hoskins died in a hospital after a bout of pneumonia. The actor had announced his retirement from acting late in 2011 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. His last film credit was in "Snow White and the Huntsman." Read More: Bob Hoskins' Last Great Performance Hoskins was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Neil Jordan's 1986 drama "Mona Lisa," for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, and Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. He also appeared in "Brazil," "Hook" and "Mermaids." In their statement, his wife, Linda, and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa and Jack said they were "devastated by the loss of our beloved Bob. »

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R.I.P. Bob Hoskins (1942-2014)

30 April 2014 6:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Two years ago, Bob Hoskins made the announcement that due to a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, he would be retiring from acting. It gave us a chance to reflect on his 5 Best Performances, and those will certainly be treasured ever more, with Hoskins sadly passing away today at the age of 71, after battling pneumonia. Hoskins was probably not the most obvious face for the stage or screen, but that was also what made him a distinctive and well-regarded actor. Fueled by passion for the profession, he started with small roles in the theatre and on television, and finally got a break in the 1978 mini-series "Pennies From Heaven," kicking open the door to some of his most iconic roles. The 1980s saw Hoskins establish himself as one of the finest of his generation thanks to terrific turns in John Mackenzie's "The Long Good Friday," Neil Jordan's "Mona Lisa" (for »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oscar-nominated British actor Bob Hoskins passes away at 71

30 April 2014 5:57 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I'm hugely saddened to report that Oscar-nominated British actor Bob Hoskins -- the quintessential Cockney gent of latter-day cinema -- has passed away. Aged 71, he died in hospital following a bout of pneumonia. His wife, Linda, and four children issued a statement clarifying that the Londoner "died peacefully at hospital last night surrounded by family," and thanked well-wishers for their "messages of love and support." Hoskins' health had been declining for some time: he retired  from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. His last screen role was in "Snow White and the Huntsman." After supporting roles in such films as "Zulu Dawn" and a BAFTA-nominated turn in Dennis Potter's TV landmark "Pennies From Heaven," Hoskins' film breakthrough came in his late thirties with the role of conflicted East End crime boss Harold Shand in the 1980 gangster classic "The Long Good Friday," which earned him another BAFTA nod. »

- Guy Lodge

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'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Actor Bob Hoskins Dead at 71

30 April 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career credits ranged from his Oscar-nominated turn in Neil Jordan's noir drama Mona Lisa to animated fantasy Who Framed Roger Rabbit has died. He was 71. Hoskins died in a hospital after a bout of pneumonia, according to a family statement released to the media on Wednesday by his agent Clair Dobbs. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 The star, who was born in Suffolk after his mother was evacuated from London during World War II, grew up in North London and left school at age 15 to work at a series of odd

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