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Recent hot cinema topics such as the portrayal of the Mandarin character in Shane Black’s Iron Man 3 and speculations about what classic Star Trek villain Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in J.J Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness was modeled after leading up to the film’s release, among others, underline the importance of great villains in genre cinema.
Creating a great cinematic villain is a difficult goal that makes for an incredibly rewarding and memorable viewer experience when it is achieved.
We’ll now take a look at the greatest film villains. Other writing on this subject tends to be a bit unfocused, as “greatest villain” articles tend to mix live-action human villains with animated characters and even animals. Many of these articles also lack a cohesive quality as they attempt to cover too much ground at once by spanning all of film history.
This article focuses on the 1970’s, »
- Terek Puckett
The long delayed Robert E. Howard adaptation Solomon Kane is finally coming to DVD and Blu-Ray. The Anchor Bay Entertainment film, that’s directed by Michael J. Bassett and stars James Purefoy, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Max von Sydow and Pete Postlethwaite, is coming to retail stores on July 16th. Read on for the press release.
Beverly Hills, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Solomon Kane. The film was directed by Michael J. Bassett (“Da Vinci’s Demons” and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D) and stars James Purefoy(“The Following”), the late Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan) and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist). The character Solomon Kane was created by pulp-era writer and mind behind Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard. Solomon Kane heads to retail on July 16, 2013 for an Srp of $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD. »
- Andy Greene
Solomon Kane is a flick that's gotten a lot of flack over the last couple of years. Is it perfect? No, but it is pretty damned good. Then again, what the hell do I know? I liked The Devil Inside. In any event, the flick is finally headed to Blu-ray and DVD.
From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Solomon Kane. The film was directed by Michael J. Bassett (“Da Vinci’s Demons” and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D) and stars James Purefoy (“The Following”), the late Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan), and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist). The character Solomon Kane was created by pulp-era writer and mind behind Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard. Solomon Kane heads to retail on July 16, 2013 for an Srp of $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD. »
- Uncle Creepy
It has just been announced that Solomon Kane will be released to Blu-ray and DVD in July. Continue reading for official release details and a look at the cover art:
“Beverly Hills, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-twc announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Solomon Kane. The film was directed by Michael J. Bassett (“Da Vinci’s Demons” and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D) and stars James Purefoy (“The Following”), the late Pete Postlethwaite (In the Name of the Father), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Peter Pan) and Max von Sydow (The Exorcist). The character Solomon Kane was created by pulp-era writer and mind behind Conan the Barbarian, Robert E. Howard. Solomon Kane heads to retail on July 16, 2013 for an Srp of $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD.
Captain Solomon Kane is a brutally efficient 16th century killing machine. Armed with his signature pistols, cutlass and rapier, he and his men »
- Jonathan James
At this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival, we had the chance to sit in on a few conversations with the legendary Max von Sydow. As part of the festival’s tribute to the actor, TCM screened two excellent von Sydow films – the existential and cinephile must-see “The Seventh Seal” and the 1970s spy thriller “Three Days of the Condor" (both featured in our The Essentials: 5 Great Max von Sydow Performances). During the introductions to these films, the Swedish actor discussed his career, the directors he had worked with and what’s next on his plate with TCM hosts Ben Mankiewicz and Robert Osborne, respectively. On Ingmar Bergman: “It was a continuous, very inspiring working relationship… He had a talent of making his actors getting into the parts with 100% attention, not always with 100% respect or it was a matter of not being too impressed of this fantastic character you were going to play. »
- Diana Drumm
This is my second year in a row reviewing The TCM Classic Film Festival, which is quickly becoming one of the largest, most important, and most fun fests in Los Angeles. Like last year, I ran from screening to screening, giddy with excitement and wired from the constant stream of images.
The festival ran from Thursday through Sunday. I was only able to attend the last two days, but over the course of the weekend I managed to watch ten feature films and a 90-minute program of Bugs Bunny cartoons.
Usually, when I go to things like this I try to watch as many film noir and pre-code movies as I can. On Saturday, I was determined to make variety my theme of the day, and TCM made this easy for me. At any given time, there were five or six movies playing — everything from silent films and early classics to musicals, »
- Jonathan Weichsel
The star-studded 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival was packed with a plethora of great films and special legendary guests. Each spring, the TCM Classic Film Festival welcomes 25,000 movie fans from around the globe to Hollywood to celebrate the art and history of cinema and this year did not disappoint.
Being as this was my third year at the Festival, I was thrilled to see Oscar-winner, Cher, join Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne as a surprise guest at the opening night gala to kick off the 4th Festival in Hollywood. She joined Osborne onstage at the Tcl Chinese Theatre for a short conversation about her love of classic film, her favorite era of films and those that have inspired her prior to the world premiere screening of a brand new 45th anniversary restoration of the musical Funny Girl (1968).
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- Melissa Thompson
Tinseltown is ready to greet film fans from around the world again for the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival.
Beginning this Thursday, April 25 and running through Sunday, April 28 in Hollywood, the festival will open with a gala presentation of the newly restored musical classic Funny Girl (1968).
Over four big days, TCM will welcome legendary stars, award-winning filmmakers and classic movie fans for the cinematic celebration, which this year will center on the theme Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies.
But first on the schedule is Funny Girl!
Legendary superstar Barbra Streisand demonstrates why she’s the greatest star in her Academy Award winning role (Best Actress, 1968) as “Fanny Brice” in the celebrated musical biography Funny Girl. Commemorating its 45th anniversary, the classic film was meticulously restored from the original negative by Sony Pictures Entertainment in 4K at Sony Pictures’ Colorworks.
- Melissa Thompson
One of the finest occult chillers of all time, the diabolic action centres around a 12-year-old girl - Regan (Linda Blair) - who falls inexplicably ill and begins to demonstrates signs of demonic possession. After unsuccessful psychiatric treatment, her mother Chris (Ellen Bursytn) turns to the church in the form of experienced exorcist Father Merrin (Max Von Sydow) and his doubt-ridden assistant. Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty, director William Friedkin chillingly fashions a truly disturbing - and controversial - tale of supernatural terror. »
Beyond the Hills
Directed by Cristian Mungiu
Written by Cristian Mungiu
Dreadful anticipation, the kind that most mainstream horror films strive for and fail to achieve, permeates every second of Beyond the Hills, a new film from Romanian writer-director Cristian Mungiu. The film, a patient, uneasy drama about the nature and presence of evil set against the backdrop of a small Romanian monastery and its newest member, grows more and more disturbing as its players go to the extremes to banish out the perceived other from their would-be purified community. Though Beyond the Hills has a too-slow first act, on the whole, the film is quietly devastating.
Cosmina Stratan plays Voichiţa, a young woman ensconced in that monastery since leaving an orphanage where she spent her childhood. As Beyond the Hills opens, she picks up her old friend from the orphanage, Alina (Cristina Flutur), so they can live out »
- Josh Spiegel
Film nerds rejoice! Innovative classic service Warner Archive, the Warner Bros. studio's top-notch repertory wing dedicated to restoring archival gems--via consumer demand-- and making little-seen titles available on DVD, has some exciting news: Warner Archive Instant. Like Netflix, the new service will let you stream films for a monthly fee (in this case, $10) but instead the flicks available are vintage, B-movie, obscure -- all the lost-and-refound greatness you've come to expect from Warner Archive. Case in point: Currently available are 1959's "The Mummy," "Tarzan and the Mermaids," Yul Brynner-Max von Sydow sci-fi title "The Ultimate Warrior" and TV series like "77 Sunset Strip" and 1952's "Adventures of Superman." Classics worthy of revisiting (and revisiting, and revisiting) are also ready to stream, like Elia Kazan's brilliant and acerbic "A Face in the Crowd," Jacques Tourneur's sexual psychosis horror staple "Cat People," Spencer Tracy-Robert Ryan noir "Bad Day at Black. »
- Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
The miniseries comes to Blu-ray and DVD just two days after that, on Tuesday, April 2. You can take a peek at one of the extras in the home-video release right now, exclusively on Zap2it.
In the clip, actor Diogo Morgado discusses the feeling he got when he met with producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett about taking on the role of Jesus. "It didn't feel like a meeting, like a working meeting," the Portuguese actor says. "... I was like, 'I don't know what it is, I don't know what it's going to be, but I want to be part of this.'"
The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival (April 25-28) continues to add more stars and screenings to its slate, including Mel Brooks in conversation following "The Twelve Chairs," Mickey Rooney and Jonathan Winters appearing with epic nutty ensemble comedy "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" and the already announced Max von Sydow tribute has added a new screening of Sydney Pollack's "Three Days of the Condor." Meanwhile, actress Coleen Gray will appear in person with Stanley Kubrick's "The Killing," and actor Theodore Bikel will be on hand for John Huston's "The African Queen." Susan Ray, widow to Nicholas Ray, will present a screening of the director's proto-"Bonnie and Clyde" noir "They Live By Night"; "Saturday Night Live" comedian Bill Hader will intro George Stevens' classic Western "Shane" and 1955's "The Ladykillers," by Alexander Mackendrick. More details on the new and ongoing additions to the fest are here. »
- Beth Hanna
The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival continues to expand, with newly added appearances by legendary stars at screenings of some of their most memorable films, including Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Marvin Kaplan, Barrie Chase, Polly Bergen,Coleen Gray, Theodore Bikel and Norman Lloyd, as well as producer Stanley Rubin, Clara Bow biographer David Stenn, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) film collections manager Katie Trainor and director Nicholas Ray’s widow, Susan Ray. In addition, TCM’s Essentials Jr. host and Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader will present screenings of Shane (1953) and The Ladykillers(1955).
And The Film Forum’s Bruce Goldstein will present a special screening of Frank Capra’s The Donovan Affair (1929), complete with live voice actors and sound effects to replace the film’s long-lost soundtrack.Mel Brooks is slated to talk about his comedy The Twelve Chairs (1970). Carl Reiner, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Marvin Kaplan »
- Melissa Thompson
This is the one you've all been waiting for! The number one film on Doctor Gash's Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies…Ever! And could there be any other film in the top spot besides the absolute nightmare that is The Exorcist? No way.
Demon: What an excellent day for an exorcism.
Father Damien Karras: You would like that?
Karras: But wouldn’t that drive you out of Regan?
Demon: It would bring us together.
Karras: You and Regan?
Demon: You and us.
There can be only one. And in compiling Doctor Gash’s Top 10 Greatest Horror Movies…Ever!, this was the easiest selection of the bunch. At times it was tough to decide which films would make the list and where their rightful spots were, but there was never a doubt of which film would be number one. And it's number one with a bullet. You can get a second opinion, »
- Doctor Gash
"The Last Exorcism 2" hits theaters next Friday and if you're like us, you're probably thinking one thing: How can a movie called "The Last Exorcism" have a sequel? It's like the Hollywood equivalent of having 14 "Final Fantasy" games.
But the answer is simple: Exorcisms never really seem to work in movies. For over four decades, film fans have been going to the cineplex for one horror movie after another and the one thing you can pretty much always count on is the fact that when it comes time to try and exorcise a demon from a human host, that attempt will fail and fail miserably.
So with that in mind, we thought we'd take a look at the long and embarrassing history of failed exorcisms in film. And if you ever find yourself sharing space with a demonic interloper, well, you might as well just get used to it. »
- Scott Harris
The 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival is just over two months away, and is slowly unveiling its usual packed slate of classic stars set to make appearances. Included in this year's in-person lineup are Max von Sydow, Ann Blyth and Eva Marie Saint. These three will each appear with landmark films in their careers; Von Sydow will be on hand for Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal" and William Friedkin's "The Exorcist"; Blyth for Michael Curtiz' "Mildred Pierce" (pictured above with Joan Crawford) and Vincente Minelli's "Kismet"; and Saint for Elia Kazan's Best-Picture-winner "On the Waterfront." Actors Mitzi Gaynor and France Nuyen ("South Pacific") and Jacqueline White ("The Narrow Margin"), along with filmmakers Kevin Brownlow (introducing newly restored silent classic "The Big Parade"), and Jerry Zucker, David Zucker and Jim Abrahams ("Airplane!") are also scheduled »
- Beth Hanna
On Sunday, February 17th, FEARnet celebrates 40 years of The Exorcist with a marathon of all the franchise films starting at 2 pm Est, and to mark the occasion, we spoke with genre icon Linda Blair about her experiences making one of the most influential horror movies of all time.
During our exclusive interview, Blair discussed how The Exorcist continues to surprise her even after four decades of living with Regan MacNeil, her surreal experiences dealing with the press as a teenager, why William Friedkin's film is more than just a horror movie and much, much more.
Dread Central: I just rewatched The Exorcist for probably the 60th time last night, and I'm still amazed by the fact that every time I see it, it's almost a different experience for me as a viewer. When I was a kid, it was more about being scared for your character, and now, as an adult, »
The Exorcist, one of the scariest movies of all-time, is turning 40 years old. To celebrate, we caught up with the original film's heart and soul, Linda Blair, to chat about this terrifying anniversary that spans five films and a lot of green vomit and head twisting. This Sunday, in honor of The Exorcist's timeless take on possession, FEARnet is running "The Complete Exorcist" special, which includes back-to-back airings of The Exorcist, Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Exorcist III, Exorcist: The Beginning, and Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist. Be sure to check it out, but first, check in with our exclusive chat, which finds Regan looking back on Exorcist II: The Heretic, her history with the franchise, and what her dogs think of the movies (to learn more about Linda's WorldHeart Foundation, were you might discover a horror movie loving dog of your own, clickHere) The Exorcist 40th Anniversary: Its »
FEARnet is running a marathon of The Exorcist series on Sunday, and I had a chance to briefly talk with Linda Blair about the movie and her charity efforts. Continue reading to find out why she thinks The Exorcist is still popular after all these years, how you can help with her animal rescue work, and learn what types of horror movies she prefers:
Thank you for taking the time to talk to me today. The Exorcist is approaching its 40th anniversary and there’s a marathon coming up this weekend to celebrate it.
Linda Blair: It is the 40th anniversary of The Exorcist and I know that the audience will enjoy the marathon on Sunday. I think there is a great love for this film, due to its intellectual level. Whether everyone realizes it or not, they are watching something more intelligent with this movie. It’s not mundane… »
- Jonathan James
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