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12 items from 2016


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29 April 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

One of the best-remembered dramas of the '70s gives us controversial actresses, a lavish production and a story by the even more controversial Lillian Hellman. Director Fred Zinnemann makes it into a suspenseful, deeply affecting experience. Julia Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1977 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 118 min. / Ship Date April 12, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell, Hal Holbrook, Meryl Streep, Rosemary Murphy, Dora Doll, Elisabeth Mortensen, John Glover, Lisa Pelikan, Susan Jones, Cathleen Nesbitt, Maurice Denham. Cinematography Douglas Slocombe Film Editor Walter Murch Original Music Georges Delerue Written by Alvin Sargent based on the story by Lillian Hellman Produced by Richard Roth Directed by Fred Zinnemann

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Fred Zinnemann was a cinema activist from way back, a filmmaker of uncompromising convictions. His most frequent theme is anti-fascism, although he began with a very Soviet-styled pro-union film in Mexico, Redes. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Jocelyn Moorhouse in conversation as part of Vivid Ideas

19 April 2016 8:44 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Jocelyn Moorhouse and producer Sue Maslin.

Jocelyn Moorhouse has joined this year.s Vivid Ideas program, appearing in an .In Conversation. event presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta).

The event will be held June 16 at Event Cinemas on George Street.

Moorhouse.s most recent film, The Dressmaker, received five Aacta Awards, including the Aacta People's Choice Award for Favourite Australian Film, and quickly became one of the most successful films of all time at the Australian box office.

Moorhouse also directed Proof, starring Hugo Weaving and Russell Crowe, and produced Muriel's Wedding, which made stars of Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths.

Internationally, Moorhouse directed Anne Bancroft and Winona Ryder in How to Make an American Quilt, and Michelle Pfeiffer, Colin Firth, Keith Carradine, Jason Robards, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jessica Lange in A Thousand Acres.

Topics to be discussed during Directing The Dressmaker: In »

- Staff Writer

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'All the President's Men': 10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Watergate Classic

8 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When "Spotlight" won Best Picture in February, many observers recalled the Academy Awards race of four decades ago, when Watergate saga "All the President's Men" was a top contender.

Both movies made heroes out of the dogged reporters who had uncovered earth-shaking scandals, and both films made the often tedious process of journalism into gripping drama without distorting it much. Indeed, until "Spotlight" came along, "All the President's Men" had been considered the best movie ever made about journalism throughout the 40 years since its release, on April 9, 1976.

Today, "All the President's Men" is remembered as one of the last landmark movies of Hollywood's 1970s renaissance, and a highlight in the careers of stars Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. To celebrate the film's 40th anniversary, here are ten things you probably didn't know about "Atpm."

1. Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were still busy investigating Watergate when Robert Redford »

- Gary Susman

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Contest: Win Murders In The Rue Morgue / The Dunwich Horror Double Feature on Blu-ray

26 March 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Two written works—one by Edgar Allan Poe and the other by H.P. Lovecraft—come to life on March 29th in Scream Factory’s double feature Blu-ray of Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Dunwich Horror, and we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Murders in the Rue Morgue / The Dunwich Horror double feature Blu-ray.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Murders in the Rue Morgue / The Dunwich Horror Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on April 1st. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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From the Press Release: “A pair of »

- Derek Anderson

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Murders In The Rue Morgue / The Dunwich Horror Double Feature Blu-ray Clips & Trailers

24 March 2016 9:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue and H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror comes a Scream Factory double feature with the same names. Ahead of the Blu-ray’s release on March 29th, a Blu-ray clip and trailer for both films have dropped, and we have them to share with our readers.

From the Press Release: “A pair of horror’s most famous authors – Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft – provide the inspiration for a most diabolical double feature. Scream Factory presents two terrifying tales from literary legends with the release of Murders in the Rue Morgue & The Dunwich Horror on Blu-ray on March 29th, 2016. These two American International Pictures classics are now finally available for the first time on Blu-ray, in a release complete with new audio commentary with author and film historian Steve Haberman, and a stage tricks and screen frights featurette.

Your first »

- Tamika Jones

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Murders in the Rue Morgue / The Dunwich Horror

8 March 2016 9:11 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Look out! Here come two A.I.P. horror pix from the soggy end of the Poe cycle: the first features Jason Robards, an impressive cast and a disorganized storyline. The second is an almost-good Lovecraft horror with interesting performances from Dean Stockwell and Sandra Dee.     Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Dunwich Horror Blu-ray Color Scream Factory Street Date March 29, 2016 / 26.99

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Scream Factory's new double feature disc finishes off two different American-International horror series. The first picture is the last fright film made for the company by the directing and writing team of Gordon Hessler and Christopher Wicking. It's no gem, but it's a lot more interesting on a second viewing. The second is the company's final try to make that old joker H.P. Lovecraft into a filmic horror icon, like Edgar Allan Poe. It has a lot going for it, but also its own set of problems. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Stars Talk Boston Accents and Lauren Bacall at Vanity Fair and Fiat’s Toast to Young Hollywood

24 February 2016 11:58 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The biz’s rising generation of beauty and talent turned up in their glad rags at Tuesday night’s Vanity Fair and the Fiat Brand Toast to Celebrate Young Hollywood soiree, held at Sunset Boulevard’s fabled Chateau Marmont. There, hosts Olivia Munn — who looked sleek and polished in her David Koma dress — and Vanity Fair’s senior West Coast editor Krista Smith assembled a starry post-adolescent crowd.

Among the revelers: “Scream Queens” dame Lea Michele, who bared her killer flat abs in a black asymmetrical top and matching wide-legged trousers and left the party after an hour; “Modern Family’s” Ariel Winter; “Dirty Grandpa’s” Zoey Deutch; and “Ray Donovan” star Kerris Dorsey, who arrived holding hands with boyfriend, “Goosebumps” actor and “indie-alternative” singer and musician Dylan Minnette.

Montenegro-born, Canada-raised tennis star Milos Raonic, at a towering 6’5″, made perhaps the splashiest initial impression wandering through the much-shorter partygoers at the Hollywood hotspot. »

- Malina Saval

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Stars Talk Boston Accents and Lauren Bacall at Vanity Fair and Fiat’s Toast to Young Hollywood

24 February 2016 11:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The biz’s rising generation of beauty and talent turned up in their glad rags at Tuesday night’s Vanity Fair and the Fiat Brand Toast to Celebrate Young Hollywood soiree, held at Sunset Boulevard’s fabled Chateau Marmont. There, hosts Olivia Munn — who looked sleek and polished in her David Koma dress — and Vanity Fair’s senior West Coast editor Krista Smith assembled a starry post-adolescent crowd.

Among the revelers: “Scream Queens” dame Lea Michele, who bared her killer flat abs in a black asymmetrical top and matching wide-legged trousers and left the party after an hour; “Modern Family’s” Ariel Winter; “Dirty Grandpa’s” Zoey Deutch; and “Ray Donovan” star Kerris Dorsey, who arrived holding hands with boyfriend, “Goosebumps” actor and “indie-alternative” singer and musician Dylan Minnette.

Montenegro-born, Canada-raised tennis star Milos Raonic, at a towering 6’5″, made perhaps the splashiest initial impression wandering through the much-shorter partygoers at the Hollywood hotspot. »

- Malina Saval

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Get Your Poe/Lovecraft On When Scream Factory Sends Murders In The Rue Morgue/The Dunwich Horror To Bluray This March!

10 February 2016 1:34 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I absolutely Love the majority of American International Pictures’ classic horror films, so this news brings a huge, demented smile to my face. The gang at Scream Factory are bringing a double dose of Aip love, with the March 29th Bluray double feature release of Murders In The Rue Morgue & The Dunwich Horror. Available on Bluray for the first time, the Edgar Allan Poe/H.P. Lovecraft double feature will also brand new commentaries from film historian/writer Steve Haberman as well as a nifty Stage Tricks & Screen Frights featurette to round things out. I’ll be checking these one out, how about you fright fanatics?

Your first frightening film is 1971’s Murders in the Rue Morgue. In early 20th-century Paris, a theatrical company with a specialty in Grand Guignol undertakes their most gruesome production yet. But when a madman with an axe to grind arrives on the scene, the stage »

- Jerry Smith

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Murders In The Rue Morgue / The Dunwich Horror Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

9 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The works of two literary giants of horror (Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft) are getting their very own double feature! Scream Factory will release Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Dunwich Horror together on Blu-ray packed with special features on March 29th.

Press Release: A pair of horror’s most famous authors – Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft – provide the inspiration for a most diabolical double feature. Scream Factory presents two terrifying tales from literary legends with the release of Murders in the Rue Morgue & The Dunwich Horror on Blu-ray on March 29th, 2016. These two American International Pictures classics are now finally available for the first time on Blu-ray, in a release complete with new audio commentary with author and film historian Steve Haberman, and a stage tricks and screen frights featurette.

Your first frightening film is 1971’s Murders in the Rue Morgue. In early 20th-century Paris, »

- Tamika Jones

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‘The Americans’: Producers, Stars Talk Season 4 and Possible End Date

16 January 2016 3:40 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Time moves slowly on the “The Americans.”

Exec producer Joel Fields said Saturday during the Television Critics Association press tour that the writing staff has been surprised at how long it’s taken to move through the early 1980s. The FX period drama revolves around covert Soviet spies played by Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys.

Fields was pressed as to whether he and exec producer/creator Joe Weisberg have an end date for the series in mind — in terms of the number of season on FX and the chronological year in the storyline. In the past the pair have hinted that the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 would be a logical end point for the story rooted in the last gasp of the Cold War.

The upcoming fourth season, which bows March 16, returns with the storyline picking up in 1983. Using the three-act drama metaphor, Fields said he feels like »

- Cynthia Littleton

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For Sean Penn, Acting Goes Hand-in-Hand With Activism

13 January 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the early 1990s, after his brief marriage to Madonna made him tabloid fodder, Sean Penn turned his back on acting to concentrate on directing and writing.

His retirement was short-lived.

The subsequent decades brought Oscar-winning turns in “Mystic River” and “Milk,” along with memorable performances in the likes of “Dead Man Walking” that cemented his reputation as an acting great.

But those early threats of retirement reveal Penn’s long-felt discomfort with being a creature of Hollywood, and point to a contradiction in his public persona. While the entertainment business is part of his DNA, he seems to find his greatest fulfillment far from the klieg lights.

Both sides of Penn were on display last week, when the actor whipped up a media firestorm after his blockbuster interview with Mexican druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appeared in Rolling Stone. The piece, a rambling first-person account of his efforts to secure the interview, »

- Brent Lang

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