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Daily | Virna Lisi, 1936 – 2014

18 December 2014 5:07 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

Virna Lisi, who won a best actress award in Cannes as well as a César and the Italian Silver Ribbon for her portrayal of Catherine de' Medici in Patrice Chéreau's Queen Margot (1994), has passed away at the age of 78. In a career that spanned over half a century, Lisi appeared in over 100 film and television productions. She worked with Jeanne Moreau in Joseph Losey's Eva (1962), with Jack Lemmon in in How to Murder Your Wife (1965), with Tony Curtis in Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966), with Frank Sinatra in Assault on a Queen (1966), with Rod Steiger in The Girl and the General (1967) and with Anthony Quinn in The 25th Hour (1967) and Stanley Kramer's The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969). For her performance in Alberto Lattuada's The Cricket (1980), she won her first David di Donatello award. » - David Hudson »

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The 35 Greatest Murder Mystery Movies Ever Made

28 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Murder mysteries are so commonplace on TV that each week offers seemingly dozens of them on police procedural series and detective shows. But in the movies, whodunits are surprisingly rare, and really good ones rarer still. There's really only a handful of movies that excel in offering the viewer the pleasure of solving the crime along with a charismatic sleuth, often with an all-star cast of suspects hamming it up as they try not to appear guilty.

One of the best was "Murder on the Orient Express," released 40 years ago this week, on November 24, 1974. Like many films adapted from Agatha Christie novels, this one featured an eccentric but meticulous investigator (in this case, Albert Finney as Belgian epicure Hercule Poirot), a glamorous and claustrophobic setting (here, the famous luxury train from Istanbul to Paris), and a tricky murder plot with an outrageous solution. The film won an Oscar for passenger »

- Gary Susman

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Blu-ray Review: “You Will Be My Son” (“Tu Seras Mon Fils”), Directed By Gilles Legrand, From Cohen Media Group

26 November 2014 9:58 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By Fred Blosser

Stories about domineering fathers and neglected offspring are at least as old as the Bible and Shakespeare.  Gilles Legrand’s “You Will Be My Son” (2012) is a worthy addition to the genre.

Paul de Marseul (Niels Arestrup) is distressed to learn that his friend Francois Amelot (Patrick Chesnais) has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Paul is the wealthy owner of a French vineyard, and Francois has served for more than 30 years as his estate manager: “a fancy name for winemaker,” Francois comments. When Francois announces that he’s too weak from his illness to begin the new production season, Paul’s son Martin (Lorant Deutsch) steps up, eager to take on the responsibility. He handles sales for the company, and he knows Francois’ routine through years of observation. But Paul has no faith in Martin’s abilities as a vintner, and the two men moreover have a strained personal relationship. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Samantha Fuller's "A Fuller Life"

21 November 2014 3:15 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

A photograph of Samuel Fuller in "the shack."

It is always well to remember that documentaries are first of all films like other films, meaning that no less than fictional narrative movies, they too have a narrative shaped by the vision of their maker and are not only about their subjects but also are that vision and the individual elements that make it up.  So, in A Fuller Life there are a number of choices that Samantha Fuller as director has made, for example to film in “the shack”—the bungalow her father kept as office and filled with his memorabilia from his days as a crime reporter, an infantryman in WWII, a writer and filmmaker; or to use her “readers” (including both actors—mostly from Fuller’s movies—and some well-chosen directors) dramatically, effectively acting their readings from Fuller’s posthumous autobiography A Third Face; or, very simply, to »

- Blake Lucas

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23 movies currently being turned into TV shows

15 October 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Big and Uncle Buck to Shutter Island and Rush Hour, here are 23 films that are getting the television treatment...

You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.

Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...

Big

The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.

The TV show: Big is set to be a half hour comedy show from 20th Century Fox Television. Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are executive producing and writing, and Big the TV show is set to »

- louisamellor

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‘In the Heat of the Night’ TV Series Coming From ‘The Help’ Director Tate Taylor

9 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

At some point, it’s probably going to become easier to name the classic movies that haven’t been turned into TV shows than the ones that have. The latest big-screen property to transition to the small-screen is In the Heat of the Night, the 1967 drama starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. Well… at least it’s […]

The post ‘In the Heat of the Night’ TV Series Coming From ‘The Help’ Director Tate Taylor appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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In The Heat Of The Night Is Getting The TV Reboot Treatment

8 October 2014 3:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

MGM Television’s rebooted version of movie classic, In The Heat Of The Night, has found a home at Showtime, as the network will work with the studio to develop the TV series with The Help’s Tate Taylor at the helm.

The original 1967 movie arrived on the big screen during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Based on the 1965 novel, it starred Sidney Poitier, Warren Oates and Rod Steiger, and snagged five Academy Awards for its depiction of a divided Southern town. Poitier led the pic as a police detective sent to the fictional Mississippi town of Sparta to investigate a murder. He meets great hostility from the local sheriff, played by Steiger.

It’s a phenomenal film that sparked two sequels, but doesn’t exactly lend itself to the TV format. However, this approach has been tried before. In the late 80s NBC broadcasted a small screen »

- Gem Seddon

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Showtime developing 'In the Heat of the Night' series with Tate Taylor

8 October 2014 2:38 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Showtime is looking to add a little heat to its nighttime lineup. The premium network and MGM Television have begun developing a new TV project based on the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, EW has confirmed. Written and directed by The Help's Tate Taylor, the series will be "an exploration of character and race set in modern-day Mississippi." Taylor, a Mississippi native, will also executive produce alongside Warren Littlefield (Fargo) and John Norris (Get on Up). The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. The movie starred Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier as two men working together against »

- Jake Perlman

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Showtime Nabs Tate Taylor’s ‘In the Heat of the Night’ TV Series

8 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After bidding by multiple outlets, the new TV series rendition of “In the Heat of the Night” from Tate Taylor, Warren Littlefield and MGM TV has landed at Showtime.

The pay cabler has commissioned multiple scripts with an eye toward a straight-to-series order if the scripts are well-received. The project based on the 1967 Sidney Poitier-Rod Steiger pic is described as an exploration of character and race set in modern-day Mississippi. Taylor is a native son of the Magnolia state, and he’s known for his touch with material set in the South as the filmmaker behind “The Help” and this year’s James Brown biopic “Get On Up.”

Taylor is writing at least two scripts for Showtime and will direct should the project go before the cameras. Taylor and Littlefield are exec producing with John Norris. Littlefield Co.’s Ann Johnson is on board as a producer.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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Satanic Sunday: Ranking Portrayals of the Devil

5 October 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

It’s hard to nail down the personification of the ultimate evil. The Prince of Darkness deserves to be more than just a cackling, dark figure in the background or an over-the-top sleaze.  This is an angel who has been cast out of Heaven and carries a major grudge. Neglecting the depth of his pain or not seizing the opportunity to have a little fun in the exercise of his machinations is always a problem, with no discernible representation able to strike a perfect balance yet. The best contemporary performances on film leave something to the imagination and twist our perception of the iconic role just enough to make it seem fresh or threatening. What follows is a list of cinematic Satans that have made an indelible impression, ranked from worst to best.

Gabriel Byrne in “End of Days

Gabriel Byrne in End of Days (1999)

Byrne is a talented actor »

- Lane Scarberry

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Updated With Menu! Friday Night’s Tenacious Eats Event – Mars Attacks

23 September 2014 6:20 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I Guess it wasn’t the dove!”

Exciting news for movie lovers, gastronomes, and bubble-headed men from Mars! After a brief hiatus, Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by Chef Liz Schuster and the other talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back in a new location and a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails from Eclipse Mixologist Seth Wahlman) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 5:30 for the pre-show which includes an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The hot new locale is The Loop – specifically the main dining room at Eclipse, on the ground floor of the Moonrise Hotel in the University City Loop (6177 Delmar Boulevard, St Louis, Mo 63112). The next Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event will be a »

- Tom Stockman

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Ack! Ack! Ack! Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! at Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ September 26th at The Moonrise

19 September 2014 7:07 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I Guess it wasn’t the dove!”

Exciting news for movie lovers, gastronomes, and bubble-headed men from Mars! After a brief hiatus, Movies for Foodies, a regular film series put on by Chef Liz Schuster and the other talented chefs at Tenacious Eats, is back in a new location and a fresh slate of films to write menus around. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal (and five unique cocktails from Eclipse Mixologist Seth Wahlman) while enjoying one of your favorite movies! That’s the Tenacious Eats way! The movie starts at 8pm. The doors open at 5:30 for the pre-show which includes an hour of Super-8 Movie Madness!

The hot new locale is The Loop – specifically the main dining room at Eclipse, on the ground floor of the Moonrise Hotel in the University City Loop (6177 Delmar Boulevard, St Louis, Mo 63112). The next Tenacious Eats ‘Movies for Foodies’ event will be a »

- Tom Stockman

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'In the Heat of the Night' TV Series Reboot in Development at MGM

27 August 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Help director Tate Taylor is teaming up with Warren Littlefield to develop a new TV series based on the 1967 Best Picture winner In The Heat Of The Night.

The original film starred Sidney Poitier as an Africa-American detective named Virgil Tibbs, who is asked to investigate a murder in a racially volatile Southern town. Rod Steiger won an Oscar for playing the small-town sheriff who objects to Mr. Tibbs' presence.

The new series will be set in present day Mississippi, Tate Taylor's home state, examining race, inequality and prejudice through contemporary characters. The project will be shopped to cable networks over the next few weeks.

During his time as an NBC programming executive, Warren Littlefield developed an earlier version of In the Heat of the Night TV series which starred Carroll O'Connor and Howard E. Rollins Jr. The show ran between 1988 and 1995, with four seasons airing on NBC »

- MovieWeb

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"In the Heat of the Night" Returns To TV

27 August 2014 2:16 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

MGM is continuing plans to make money out of its old catalogue titles and has announced plans for a new TV series adaptation of 1967 cinematic classic "In the Heat of the Night".

Set in the present day, the series aims to examine issues of race, justice and inequality through the eyes of characters in Mississippi. "Fargo" TV series producer Warren Littlefield and "The Help" director Tate Taylor are serving as executive producers.

Norman Jewison's Oscar-winning original film starred Sidney Poitier as a police detective sent to investigate a murder in a small Southern town in the face of hostility from the local sheriff (Rod Steiger).

The film was previously adapted into a successful TV series which ran for eight seasons across NBC and CBS from 1988 to 1995 which Littlefield was also involved in.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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MGM TV Prepping ‘In The Heat of the Night’ Series with Tate Taylor, Warren Littlefield (Exclusive)

27 August 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

MGM TV is in the early stages of developing a drama series based on the 1967 pic “In the Heat of the Night,” with Tate Taylor and Warren Littlefield as exec producers.

Taylor, writer and director of “The Help,” and director of the James Brown biopic “Get On Up,” is set to adapt and direct the new incarnation of “Heat.” Set in the present day, the series aims to examine issues of race, justice and inequality through the eyes of characters in Mississippi, where Taylor is from. Project is expected to be shopped to cable buyers in the coming weeks.

The Help’s” John Norris is also on board as an exec producer with Taylor and Littlefield, who just won an Emmy for shepherding the MGM TV adaptation of “Fargo” for FX.

The 1967 pic (pictured), helmed by Norman Jewison, was a landmark film in the civil rights era as it starred »

- Shelli Weinstein

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TCM Offers Controversial (and Legendary) Actress Fonda Film Marathon Today

1 August 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jane Fonda movies on TCM: ‘The China Syndrome,’ ‘Klute,’ and Jean-Luc Godard drama ‘Tout Va Bien’ among highlights (photo: Jane Fonda in ‘Klute’) Turner Classic Movies’ 2014 "Summer Under the Stars" kicked off earlier today, August 1, with a day-long series of Jane Fonda movies. Still reviled by American right-wingers because of her 1972 trip to North Vietnam while the United States was at war with that country — she was photographed seated on an anti-aircraft battery — but admired by others for her liberal views, anti-war activism, and human rights advocacy, the two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner has enjoyed a highly eclectic film career, eventually becoming a rarity among rarities: Jane Fonda is the child of a film star (Henry Fonda) who not only became a film star in her own right, but who went on to become an even bigger screen legend than her famous parent. (See also: Jane Fonda “Summer Under »

- Andre Soares

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Lip Service: The Top 10 Movie Catchphrases

11 July 2014 5:46 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The obligatory movie catchphrase…memorable golden dialogue for the cinematic soul. What film fan does not enjoy reciting and repeating their favorite movie quotes? After all, there are countless catchphrases in films–some are famous, some are familiar, some are obscure. Still, paraphrasing movie quips has become an art onto itself?

So what are your all-time movie catchphrases? Perhaps it is Jimmy Cagney’s “You dirt rat…you killed my brother?”. Maybe it is Cary Grant’s “Judy, Judy, Judy”? Or how about Lauren Bacall’s “You know how to whistle, don’t you? Just blow…” Whatever movie catchphrases catches your fancy is fine so long as it brings up memories of the film or film characters tat have made a big impression on your cinema experiences.

The Lip Service: The Top 10 Movie Catchphrases selections are: (in alphabetical order according to film title):

1.) “Fasten your seat belts, it »

- Frank Ochieng

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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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Salt and Pepper: Top 10 Black and White Movie Tandems

5 July 2014 8:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

When mixing black and white movie characters as either friends or foes on the big screen should not produce any gray areas at all. Whether amiable or adversarial the pairing of interracial tandems makes for an interesting sociological study in cinema where tension, togetherness, stereotypical profiling and mutual or reluctant acceptance makes for some captivating film fodder.

Sure, in many ways it is an overused cliched in the movies to produce racial tandems for the sake of the entertainment to allow the creative juices to overflow. In Salt and Pepper: Top 10 Black and White Movie Tandems we will take a look at various “salt and pepper” teams as they come together in the name of law and justice, hostile necessity, friendly frivolity or professional attachment to bring movie audiences a sense of adventure and curiosity in the name of comedic or dramatic license. Maybe you have your favorite cultural »

- Frank Ochieng

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Brotherly love: 5 must-see movies that show blood is thicker than water

27 June 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Mistaken for Strangers, the documentary about The National frontman Matt Berninger and his wayward filmmaker brother Tom, arrives in UK cinemas today (June 27), and is a reminder that siblings can sometimes make for great cinema.

Whether it's the constant squabbling of Will Ferrell and John C Reilly in Step Brothers, the epic Corleone rivalry in The Godfather or Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger in On the Waterfront, brothers can make for highly-charged drama.

The National: Matt, Tom Berninger on their rock doc Mistaken for Strangers

The National to release "huge bonus version" of Mistaken for Strangers doc

Digital Spy takes a look back at 5 movies about brothers - from entirely different genres - that are essential viewing for film fans.

Dead Ringers (1988)

A typically ambitious psychological thriller from David Cronenberg, Dead Ringers saw Jeremy Irons take on the role of Beverly and Elliot Mantle, identical twin brothers who work as »

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