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17 items from 2016


All sewn up by Anne-Katrin Titze

25 September 2016 5:45 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Jocelyn Moorhouse with Sue Maslin and Anne-Katrin Titze, on Grey Gardens: "Definitely. I was inspired by that." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Kate Winslet and Judy Davis working together, Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit and Jack Nicholson in Sean Penn's The Pledge, Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns, Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, Albert Maysles and David Maysles' Grey Gardens - Jocelyn Moorhouse, director of A Thousand Acres (Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards, Colin Firth), and Proof (Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe) and The Dressmaker producer Sue Maslin, who reunited with novelist Rosalie Ham, discuss cinematic links and small-town logistics.

Molly (Judy Davis) and Tilly (Kate Winslet), the Dunnages: "You can just see these two great actresses at the height of their power."

"If the dream, according to the interpretation, represents a wish fulfilled, what is the cause of the peculiar and unfamiliar manner in which this fulfillment is expressed? »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In October 2016, Including ‘Unforgiven’ and ‘Dazed and Confused’

22 September 2016 12:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Next month, Netflix offers up a big selection of films of all stripes — modern to classic, animated to live action, Best Picture winners to teen phenomenons — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch as soon as humanly possible, either for the first time or as part of a nostalgic little binge. Enjoy.

1. “Unforgiven” (available October 1)

The winner of four Oscars, including Best Picture, Clint Eastwood’s 1992 film “Unforgiven” is the last Western he directed and starred in, and he made it count. About an aging outlaw tasked with one final job, the film examines the myths of the West and how they’re perverted and distorted over time, as well as the contradictions within established national archetypes. It’s arguably Eastwood’s defining masterpiece, and one of the very best films of the 90s. See it immediately.

2. “Dazed and Confused” (available October 1)

The 1993 cult classic “Dazed and Confused »

- Vikram Murthi

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It Came From The Tube: Ghost Story / Circle Of Fear (1972)

11 September 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

There’s the usual stockpile when we mention horror anthology TV series. Twilight Zone sits firmly on top for most, and then follows Outer Limits, Thriller, Tales from the Crypt, Masters of Horror, Night Gallery, and on and on. (The rankings are up to you.) And sometimes, way down in the pile of yellowed TV Guides lays one that time forgot (and Nielsen killed). Witness NBC’s Ghost Story/Circle of Fear (1972), a one season and done series that provided solid stories well told over 23 episodes.

If the title seems confusing, it’s because it was known as Ghost Story for the first 13 episodes (plus pilot), and then Circle of Fear for the last 9. Low ratings prompted the name change, which proceeded when the show returned from the Christmas break. Rotund host Sebastian Cabot also didn’t survive the retooling.

So what sank the show? ABC aired Room 222/The Odd Couple opposite it, »

- Scott Drebit

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What Does Tom Hanks Have to Do to Receive Another Oscar Nomination?

9 September 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by abstew

The world was a very different place in January 2001. George W. Bush was being sworn into office for the first of his two terms as President, people used disposable cameras and brought the film to be developed at...drug stores, and the main places to watch new films was in the actual movie theater (where the average ticket price was $5.39) and then later going to the nearest Blockbuster to rent it. It also happened to be the last time that Tom Hanks was nominated for an acting Oscar.

With a total of 5 Best Actor nominations for Big (1988), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Cast Away (2000) and back-to-back wins (only the second Best Actor to accomplish the feat after Spencer Tracy almost 60 years before and only one of five actors (the others are Luise Rainer, Katharine Hepburn, and Jason Robards) to have achieved the distinction in the Academy's »

- abstew

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Comic-Con 2016 Interview: Thom Mathews & John Philbin Reflect on The Return Of The Living Dead

3 August 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The upcoming 30th anniversary of Tarman and his voracious appetite for brains was recently celebrated by Scream Factory in their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release of The Return of the Living Dead. While the special Blu-ray was featured at San Diego Comic-Con, I had the honor of sitting down with cast members Thom Mathews and John Philbin to look back at the making of the beloved movie, including their experiences working with Dan O’Bannon, the extensive rehearsal period, visits to the set by George Clooney and Eric Stoltz, and much more.

When you guys were making this movie, did you have any idea that it would go on to have this kind of legacy and dedicated fanbase?

John Philbin: We were just happy to get a job because there was a strike and it was hot and it was the summer. All the people liked Dan O’Bannon, »

- Derek Anderson

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Julia

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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