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Film Review: ‘The Love Witch’

20 July 2016 10:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anna Biller’s delightful 2007 “Viva” seemed to be the result of many years of exhaustive thrift-store scavenging, at the end of which the writer-director-star at last had every last pair of bell-bottom pants and Naugahyde living-room sets she needed to craft the ultimate satirical homage to late-’60s/early-’70s sexploitation cinema. It’s taken nearly a decade for her to create followup “The Love Witch.” No doubt much of that time was again spent meticulously accruing every tacky bauble of decor and dress necessary to recreate another semi-forgotten subgenre: the early- to mid-’70s occult thriller, in which glam suburban housewives frequently dabbled in black magic, casting spells that invariably went very wrong.

Their floodgates having opened for a while by the success of “Rosemary’s Baby,” such exercises were occasionally major-studio releases (“The Mephisto Waltz,” “The Pyx”), but more often grade B to Z (“Simon King of the Witches, »

- Dennis Harvey

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Netflix's Stranger Things: spotting the movie references

19 July 2016 11:07 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dan Cooper Jul 20, 2016

What 80s pop culture references and nods did you spot in Netflix's Stranger Things? We start the ball rolling...

Warning: contains spoilers for Stranger Things.

The term ‘love letter’ gets thrown around a lot these days: citing a few signature texts as being influential in the creation of your movie or TV show is now directorial de rigeur. Not only is it a method proven to pull in fans of those classics seeking to slake their ravenous nostalgic urges, it’s also a great way to borrow a dash of glamour, to stand on the shoulders of giants as it were.

That said, Netflix’s new show, Stranger Things is not one of those love letters. This is no scribbled declaration of romance, hastily scrawled on a Post-It note and hurled at the back of your head. This is a Shakespearean sonnet of a love letter – an artfully constructed declaration of adoration, »

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Magnificent Seven Trailer #2 Gets Explosive with Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt

18 July 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April, just after CinemaCon, Sony Pictures debuted the first trailer for their highly-anticipated remake of The Magnificent Seven, which is set to hit theaters on September 23. While we get ready for this fall release, which brings a classic story back to life on the big screen with a cast chocked full of today's biggest stars, Sony has debuted a second trailer, along with a new international trailer and a poster. As you can see from the footage, this iconic story has been revamped for the 21st Century while still sticking to its classic roots. And it's quite explosive.

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns - Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D'Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee »

- MovieWeb

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Quentin Tarantino Only Has Two Movies Left

13 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Quentin Tarantino has the kind of career just about any filmmaker would envy. He’s worked with huge names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ennio Morricone, revived John Travolta’s career, and transformed Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender into international stars. His films are hits with budding cinephiles, picky critics, and general audiences alike. They’re constantly quoted in casual conversations, […]

The post Quentin Tarantino Only Has Two Movies Left appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Blood and Black Lace

2 July 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Mario Bava turns from spooky gothic tales to a relentlessly violent murder spree in the glossy world of high fashion. The large cast gives us a fistful of prime suspects, while the main draw is Bava's powerful direction and razor-keen images - and in this excellent transfer, the colors can only be described as hallucinatory. Blood and Black Lace Blu-ray + DVD Arrow Video U.S. 1964 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 89 min. / Sei donne per l'assassino / available through Mvd Entertainment / Street Date July 5, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini, Dante Dipaolo, Mary Arden, Franco Ressel, Claude Dantes, Luciano Pigozzi, Lea Lander, Massimo Righi, Francesca Ungaro, Giuliano Raffaelli, Harriet White Medin. Cinematography Ubaldo Terzano Editor Mario Serandrei Original Music Carlo Rustichelli Written by Marcello Fondato, Giuseppe Barilla, Mario Bava Produced by Alfredo Mirabile, Massimo Patrizi <Directed by Mario Bava

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

When Arrow Video released a U.K. Blu-ray »

- Glenn Erickson

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Malick Goes to IMAX

30 June 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Leave it to Terrence Malick to always keep us guessing when his next film will drop. Recently we got word that his long-rumored documentary Voyage of Time would finally be dropping this fall and on massive IMAX screens to boot - before the star filled Weightless that he shot back-to-back with this year's Knight of Cups. Like his movies, I guess the release schedules and post-production meander as well.

But even without Weightless's star power, Voyage will pack wattage of its own. Ennio Morricone will be scoring the film, reuniting him with the director after almost forty years since they collaborated on Days of Heaven. And there may not be recognizable faces on screen among the eyepopping visuals, but Brad Pitt narrates (Cate Blanchett is set to narrate the extended, non-imax version that is also rumored).

If you have your doubts about another Mallick meditation on existance, consider that »

- Chris Feil

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Terrence Malick's New Voyage Of Time Gets Poetic First Trailer

30 June 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

With Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience, Malick seems to be working out the same cosmic interests that he touched on in the opening of his award winning Tree of Life.

The music is composed by Ennio Morricone.

synopsis:

An examination of the birth and death of the known universe.

The film hits theaters on October 7th.

Recommended Release: Tree of Life

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First Trailer for Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Takes a Trip Through the Universe

30 June 2016 5:48 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a poster, synopsis, and runtime recently announced, we now have the first trailer for Terrence Malick’s long-awaited documentary Voyage of Time. In the works for over four decades, this is the first documentary for Malick, whose films have always blended reality and poetry to create a truly unique voice in cinema.

Narrated by Brad Pitt, this trailer is for the 40-minute version, while the Cate Blanchett-narrated cut — titled Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey — runs 90 minutes and is a more poetic approach to the material — something akin to nature sections of The Tree of Life, we presume.

In the trailer, Pitt guides us through “the past, the present, and the future” as we see a images not unlike Malick’s 2011 film, going from the galaxies to animal and human life to a cityscape. See the trailer and poster below (via One Big Soul) for the Ennio Morricone-scored picture, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Q&A: Composer Giona Ostinelli on Collaborating with Mickey Keating for Carnage Park, Darling & More

28 June 2016 9:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Hitting the big screen in New York City and VOD platforms on July 1st before making its Los Angeles theatrical debut on July 8th from IFC Midnight, Mickey Keating’s Carnage Park marks his fourth feature film collaboration with acclaimed composer Giona Ostinelli. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with Ostinelli to discuss working with Keating, using a wide range of instruments and items (including a nail gun) to create unease in Carnage Park, and much more.

Giona, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us. Your score for Carnage Park marks your fourth collaboration with director Mickey Keating. What first attracted you to Keating’s work?

Giona Ostinelli: Thanks so much for having me! Yes indeed, Mickey Keating and I have collaborated on four films. Our first film together, Ritual, was acquired by Lionsgate; our second film, Pod, was released theatrically with »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Casualties of War’: Brian De Palma’s Exorcism of the Vietnam War

17 June 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Taking a glance over his filmography, it’s quick to surmise Brian De Palma’s lack of interest in the words “Inspired By” or “Based on a True Story.” His attraction to images leans so heavily towards their natural falsity rather than some kind of prosaic yet still wholly phony verisimilitude. But one of the few exceptions lends a tragic weight that few of his films have.

The true story in question is what’s commonly referred to as Incident on Hill 192: in 1966, an American army squad in the Vietnam War kidnapped a young village girl, then subsequently gang-raped and murdered her. Journalist Daniel Lang brought this to further public attention with a 1969 article in The New Yorker entitled Casualties of War, of which De Palma’s film would share the name.

It caught the attention of screenwriter David Rabe and then De Palma, who had, since the late ’70s, »

- Ethan Vestby

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John Carpenter’s The Thing Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

8 June 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory has revealed the special features list and cover art for their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of John Carpenter’s The Thing, due out on September 20th with a new 2K scan of the film’s inter-positive, a new audio commentary with director of photography Dean Cundey, and much more:

Press Release: In 1982 legendary genre filmmaker John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) unleashed The Thing–a chilling sci-fi thriller that raised the bar on shocking special effects and terrified movie audiences worldwide. On September 20, 2016, the Scream Factory™ home entertainment brand is proud to present this landmark horror film in a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release which includes a brand new 2K scan of the film (supervised by Director of Photography Dean Cundey) and over 5 hours of extras.

Directed by Carpenter, The Thing stars Kurt Russell (Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China) and features special visual effects »

- Derek Anderson

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Ennio Morricone to Release Album Featuring New Recordings of Classic Themes

6 June 2016 5:39 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following up his Oscar win earlier this year for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight, the legendary composer Ennio Morricone seems to be as busy as ever. Ahead of his 88th birthday this fall, he’s currently on tour and on the same day that we’ll hear his new score for Terrence Malick‘s Voyage of Time, he’s set to release a new album.

The composer has signed a new record deal with Decca Records and the first album to be released is Morricone 60, which celebrates his six decades of work. Featuring a selection of new recordings with Czech National Symphony Orchestra, it includes themes from his Sergio Leone films, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, and more, as well as his recent Oscar-winning work.

“After the success of The Hateful Eight score, I’m delighted to be returning to Decca with my own record deal – an extraordinary moment in my 60th professional anniversary year, »

- Jordan Raup

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Quentin Tarantino’s Music Supervisor Mary Ramos on Telling Stories Through Music

3 June 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On Saturday Quentin Tarantino’s music supervisor, Mary Ramos, will be a keynote speaker at music biz event Midem in Cannes, France. Variety spoke to her about her 23-year career, including her work on Tarantino’s movies — from “Pulp Fiction” to “The Hateful Eight” — and other pics, such as this year’s best-picture Oscar-winner “Spotlight.”

So is Tarantino different from other directors? “Every director I work with has their own unique storytelling style. They’ll tell a story filtered through what’s important to them. It’s my job to help them tell their story through music,” Ramos says.

“What makes Quentin standout is his bold use of music. Often times it is a main character in his movies. The reason is the referential element to his storytelling. We respond to Quentin because music is so much in the forefront and it’s such a bold use, like using David Bowie »

- Leo Barraclough

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Happy 86th Birthday Clint Eastwood! Here Are His Ten Best Films

31 May 2016 5:40 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman

Happy Birthday to one of We Are Movie Geeks favorite stars. Clint Eastwood was born on this day in 1930, making him 86 years old. The actor and two-time Oscar winning director hasn’t let his age slow him down a bit. Sully, his new movie as a director, opens in September.

We posted a list in 2011 of his ten best directorial efforts Here

Clint Eastwood has appeared in 68 films in his six (!) decades as an actor, and here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are his ten best:

Honorable Mention: Honkytonk Man

By the 1980s, Clint Eastwood was one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.  With his own production company, directorial skills, and economic clout, Eastwood was able to make smaller, more personal films.  A perfect example is the underrated Honkytonk Man, which also happens to be one of Eastwood’s finest performances. »

- Movie Geeks

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Star Wars’ returned with ‘The Phantom Menace’

19 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

17 years ago today, long before we knew the Force would have an awakening in 2015, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace brought new tales of a galaxy far, far away to the big screen for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It was the beginning of a much-maligned prequel trilogy that would give us Jar Jar Binks, midi-chlorians, and a love story for Anakin Skywalker. (And some good things! Don’t forget podracing! And Darth Maul!) Ultimate backlash didn’t stop audiences eager for a new Star Wars movie from turning out in droves, though: Phantom Menace was 1999’s highest grossing film, and all three prequel films ended up earning over $2.5 billion at the worldwide box office. Revenge of the Sith was also released on the 19th of May. Today marks 11 years since the prequel conclusion hit theaters worldwide, after premiering at – believe it or not – the Cannes Film Festival. »

- Emily Rome

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DVD Review: The Hateful Eight

13 May 2016 5:09 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ Even at the best of times it's impossible to entirely untangle the work of Quentin Tarantino from the whirlwind of soundbites and personality that inevitably trail around with them. Things are hardly any different for his eighth film The Hateful Eight as it arrives in glorious 70mm Ultra Panavision in London's West End with limited cinema chains screening it across the rest of the country, and commentators raising concerns dubious racial and misogynistic elements. All that aside, hype is generally high for the cult director's return to the big screen, and this is most certainly another film dominated by Quentin Tarantino. It's glorious to behold, with a stunning Ennio Morricone score and some standout scenes, but it's also wildly indulgent and lacks the director's trademark spark.

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- CineVue UK

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The Hateful Eight; Room; A War; Welcome to Me; Janis: Little Girl Blue; Welcome to Leith – review

8 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Quentin Tarantino’s western locks eight of the usual suspects in a cabin together, but none can match Brie Larson for captivating viewing

Winter may finally have thawed, sending us warily out into the scattered sunlight, but this week’s DVD slate is an unseasonably interior affair – led by a pair of literal chamber pieces. In The Hateful Eight (Eiv, 18), Agatha Christie proves an unexpected addition to Quentin Tarantino’s long list of pop-thriller influences. Cramming its crusty ensemble of rogues in a snowbound Wyoming log cabin for the better part of three long hours, this bounty-hunter face-off amounts to a pressure cooker of post-civil war tension and resentment.

As tangled backstories of vengeance and violation emerge between the eponymous octet of gunslingers, it’s obvious that few will survive this cosy deathtrap. The game is in what order and formation they’ll fall. Tarantino, for his part, doesn’t »

- Guy Lodge

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The Hateful Eight; Room; A War; Welcome to Me; Janis: Little Girl Blue; Welcome to Leith – review

8 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Quentin Tarantino’s western locks eight of the usual suspects in a cabin together, but none can match Brie Larson for captivating viewing

Winter may finally have thawed, sending us warily out into the scattered sunlight, but this week’s DVD slate is an unseasonably interior affair – led by a pair of literal chamber pieces. In The Hateful Eight (Eiv, 18), Agatha Christie proves an unexpected addition to Quentin Tarantino’s long list of pop-thriller influences. Cramming its crusty ensemble of rogues in a snowbound Wyoming log cabin for the better part of three long hours, this bounty-hunter face-off amounts to a pressure cooker of post-civil war tension and resentment.

As tangled backstories of vengeance and violation emerge between the eponymous octet of gunslingers, it’s obvious that few will survive this cosy deathtrap. The game is in what order and formation they’ll fall. Tarantino, for his part, doesn’t »

- Guy Lodge

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Ennio Morricone European Tour Dates Cancelled due to Health Concerns

4 May 2016 2:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome — Italian composer Ennio Morricone, winner of this year’s original-score Oscar for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” has cancelled several European tour dates due to back problems.

The 87-year-old maestro with more than 500 movie credits to this name has two collapsed spinal vertebrae, according to a statement issued by Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra. He was scheduled to perform three concerts featuring his compositions with Santa Cecilia and its chorus on May 22, 23, and 24 in Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica venue.

The Santa Cecilia statement specified that doctors have told Morricone, who has been prone to back injuries for years, that he will be unable to perform until the end of June.

“I am very sorry, but these concerts will be rescheduled as soon as possible,” the statement quoted Morricone as saying.

Prior to winning his first competitive Oscar this year, Morricone had previously received »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Malick's "Voyage of Time" Sets Release Date

2 May 2016 6:03 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Finally. After years of waiting, Terrence Malick's now almost mythical documentary "Voyage of Time" has finally set a U.S. release date - October 7th this year through IMAX and Broad Green Pictures.

The Ennio Morricone-scored documentary is one of the longest gestating films of the famed auteur, first announced seven years ago. Two versions were said to be in the works - a 40-minute IMAX cut narrated by Brad Pitt, and a 35mm feature-length version narrated by Cate Blanchett. The project is said to be one of his most ambitious, a "celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse."

To put it more simply - take that amazing half-hour 'birth of the universe' segment in Malick's "The Tree of Life", cut out the rest of the film around it including Sean Penn's beach walks and Texan coming-of-age ponderings about parental influence, »

- Garth Franklin

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