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19 items from 2016


Gene Wilder Opens Up About Making of ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Young Frankenstein’ – Watch

5 July 2016 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Public sightings of iconic actor Gene Wilder are as rare these days as public sightings of Willy Wonka (or Arthur Halliday). Three years ago, the retiree spoke with Robert Osborne at the 92nd Street Y in New York City in a rare public appearance. He discussed filming Mel Brooks classics like “Young Frankenstein” and “The Producers,” making Willy Wonka into his own and the state of modern Hollywood (including remakes of his own films!). The results will make you wish you could see Wilder back on the big screen.

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It’s safe to assume Wilder has an old sensibility towards the industry. In this talk, he touches on his dislike for profanity in today’s films (“When they’re swearing… can’t they just stop and talk? Instead of swearing?”), confusion over what a podcast is (“Would I come on your what? »

- Russell Goldman

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X-Men: Apocalypse review – smack bang into the 80s

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

Oscar Isaac takes his turn as the bad guy in this latest likable instalment of the comic superhero saga

“The weak have taken the Earth…” In Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Wolverine’s consciousness was teleported back from an apocalyptic future to a retro-1970s past to achieve a Terminator-style rewriting of the present. This messy sequel (technically still a prequel) goes back further to ancient Egypt, where a proto uber-mutant’s Temple of Doom-style-meets-Stargate regeneration is stalled, only to resume in 1983. With Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) hiding her true-blue colours in East Berlin and Erik/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) passing as a production-line worker in Poland, new recruits continue to gather at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. But when sunlight awakens Oscar Isaac’s En Sabah Nur (aka Apocalypse), it’s time for forces old and new to pull together once again. Suffering from the »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Let Her Be Horny: Talking Cinema with Amy Heckerling

13 May 2016 1:02 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Amy HeckerlingThe films of Amy Heckerling reveal a heart guarded and tender, a penchant for the past without a whiff of the maudlin. Who could forget her debut, Fast Times at Ridgemont High? Directed from Cameron Crowe's script, the 1982 film gave us frank portrayals of sexuality and the detailed minutiae of growing up, suspended in the hazy tedium of high school, all without condescension or patronizing. Totally righteous. Heckerling proved attuned to the particulars of comedy with her next feature Johnny Dangerously (1984), a waggish send-up of the 1930s gangster comedy. In its cheeky beginning, a 1935 title card reveals itself to be a real material object that crumbles when car crash obliterates its façade. With a darkened lash line, a young Michael Keaton puts forth his best James Cagney as the titular mobster whose identity and status are known to all but his ailing ma and brother, a rising assistant Da. »

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Everybody Loves Raymond: Atx Reunion Cancelled

22 April 2016 8:08 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's been a bad week for Everybody Loves Raymond fans. Deadline reports the sitcom's planned reunion at this year's Atx Television Festival has been cancelled.

The news comes just days after one of the series' stars, Doris Roberts, passed away. Roberts played Marie Barone on the long-running CBS sitcom, which also featured Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, and Peter Boyle.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Doris Roberts, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Actress, Dead at 90

18 April 2016 5:33 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Doris Roberts, the longtime actress who for nine seasons played Ray Romano's meddling mother Marie on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, died Sunday night at her home in Los Angeles. Roberts was 90. The actress' son Michael Cannata confirmed his mother's death to Deadline, adding that Roberts died in her sleep of natural causes.

Roberts was nominated for seven Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy Awards over the course of Everybody Loves Raymond's nine seasons and 210 episodes, taking home the award in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005. Roberts also won an »

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Doris Roberts, Star of 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' Dies at 90

18 April 2016 3:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Doris Roberts, who delighted audiences as the meddling mother next door on Everybody Loves Raymond, has died, her representative told The Hollywood Reporter. She was 90.  Roberts, who won Emmys for best supporting actress in a comedy for playing Marie Barone, the mother of Ray Romano's sportswriter character, in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005, died Sunday night in her sleep of natural causes in Los Angeles, Janet Daily said. In 1996, Roberts landed the part of Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, playing Ray's mom and the wife of the cranky Frank (Peter Boyle). She was with the hit CBS sitcom for every

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- Mike Barnes

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"Taxi Driver" 40th Anniversary Screening At Tribeca Film Festival; Scorsese, De Niro, Foster, Schrader And Shepherd To Attend

20 March 2016 2:02 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release from the Tribeca Film Festival. 

New York, NY – March 18, 2016 – The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by At&T, announced today that Martin Scorsese’s powerful psychological thriller Taxi Driver will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on April 21 at the 15th edition of the Festival. Starring Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, and Cybill Shepherd, Directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader and produced by Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips, the 1976 film was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Robert De Niro; and two Golden Globes. One of Time Magazines “all-time 100 Movies,” Taxi Driver was called “a brilliant nightmare,” by the Chicago Sun-Times and praised by the Village Voice as “a phenomenon from another day and age.”

Following the anniversary screening at the Beacon Theatre, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese & Cast Reunite for ‘Taxi Driver’ Screening at Tribeca Film Festival

18 March 2016 10:47 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by At&T, announced today that Martin Scorsese’s powerful psychological thriller Taxi Driver will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on April 21 at the 15th edition of the Festival. Starring Robert DeNiro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Leonard Harris, Peter Boyle, and Cybill Shepherd, Directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader and produced by Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips, the 1976 film was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Robert De Niro; and two Golden Globes. One of Time Magazines “all-time 100 Movies,” Taxi Driver was called “a brilliant nightmare,” by the Chicago Sun-Times and praised by the Village Voice as “a phenomenon from another day and age.”

Following the anniversary screening at the Beacon Theatre, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and Paul Schrader will take part in a special conversation moderated by Kent Jones. Tickets will »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Listen to Marc Maron’s 2.5-Hour, Career-Spanning Interview With William Friedkin

25 February 2016 6:19 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

He’s created one of the scariest films of all-time (The Exorcist), did the impossible by proving a remake can work (Sorcerer), put one of the greatest car chases on film (The French Connection), and much more, yet William Friedkin still seems to be under-appreciated in most circles. Although it’s been half-a-decade since his last feature, one can find him highly engaged on Twitter or around the festival circuit giving talks. Today we have perhaps his most extensive conversation yet as he’s sat down with Marc Maron for a 2.5-hour talk.

The two discuss his legendary career, who inspired him, from Orson Welles to the French New Wave, the themes of faith and fate in his features, the making of both his classics and the films that weren’t initially received well. In one of the most interesting sections, they also talk about how he got Gene Hackman »

- Jordan Raup

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'Taxi Driver': 25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Martin Scorsese's Classic

5 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"You talkin' to me?"

It's the 40th anniversary of "Taxi Driver" (released on February 8, 1976), the movie that gave Robert De Niro his most famous line, put Martin Scorsese on the map, proved that the pre-teen Jodie Foster was an Oscar-worthy thespian, and (most notoriously) was cited by John Hinckley as an inspiration for his assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

In honor of the film's anniversary, here are 25 things you need to know about how Travis Bickle came to be.

1. The script, by Paul Schrader (pictured, left), was semi-autobiographical. After a divorce and a break-up with a girlfriend, he wrote the movie while living in his car, feeling suicidal, obsessing about guns and pornography, and having spoken to no one for weeks. As he recalled in 2013, "Taxi Driver" was "an exorcism through art," and it worked.

2. Martin Scorsese saw the script as early as 1972, but didn't yet have the clout to make it, »

- Gary Susman

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Giveaway – Win crime masterpiece The Friends of Eddie Coyle starring Robert Mitchum

1 February 2016 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We have three copies to give away this gripping tale of low-lives and loyalties starring Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle.

Peter Yates, the Oscar-nominated director of riveting crime classics Robbery and Bullitt, teamed up with the incomparable Robert Mitchum for an unforgettable excursion into Boston’s criminal underworld.

Based on the acclaimed novel by George V. Higgins, The Friends of Eddie Coyle follows an ageing gunrunner’s troubles at the peripheries of the local mob once he finds his options split disastrously between the threat of a fresh prison sentence or police cooperation.

One of the best, most unexpected gangster films of the 1970s, The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a gripping tale of low-lives and loyalties, presented with the director’s trademark authenticity and naturalism, and an extraordinary array of performances, led by a never-better Mitchum. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this masterpiece for the »

- Gary Collinson

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Blu-ray Review – The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

24 January 2016 9:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Friends of Eddie Coyle, 1973.

Directed by Peter Yates.

Starring Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, Joe Santos and Mitchell Ryan.

Synopsis:

After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time.

Eddie Coyle is a small time gun runner for an organised crime outfit in Boston. He knows the game. He knows when to keep his mouth shut and what happens to those who do not. They call him ‘Fingers’ due to an incident with his hand, an open drawer, and someone’s foot closing that draw on his hand. It’s a constant reminder of the life he chose.

We enter the film with Eddie in trouble; caught smuggling contraband and it’s not his first time which means another stretch in jail. But Eddie is 51 years old, »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘The Friends of Eddie Coyle’ Blu-ray Review (MoC)

24 January 2016 1:37 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Richard Jordan, Steven Keats, Alex Rocco, Joe Santos, Mitchell Ryan, Peter MacLean, Marvin Lichterman, Carolyn Pickman, James Tolkan, Margaret Ladd, Matthew Cowles | Written by Paul Monash | Directed by Peter Yates

One of the fun things about loving a particular medium is the aspect of things being recommended, and this is something which has really grown in prominence for me with the growth of social media and podcasts. Having so much immediate access to the thoughts and opinions of others you specifically choose to listen to, whether they align with your tastes or challenge them, enables the discovery of a great deal of content in which much pleasure can be derived. One such example of this is The Friends of Eddie Coyle, a film which I hadn’t heard of before seeing and hearing talk of it’s forthcoming release over the past few months. Seeing »

- Ian Loring

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From Ryan Reynolds to Kathy Griffin, 15 of Our Favorite X-Files Guest Stars

24 January 2016 10:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sunday is the day X-Files diehards have been waiting for: For the first time since 2002, we get to watch new episodes of one of the biggest cult favorite series in TV history. And not only are David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising the roles of Agents Mulder and Scully, but they're bringing with them Mitch Pileggi (Assistant FBI Director Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man), The Lone Gunmen (overcoming the notable handicap of having died in the show's final season) and even Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes). (No word about Robert Patrick's Agent John Doggett making a surprise cameo, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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From Ryan Reynolds to Kathy Griffin, 15 of Our Favorite X-Files Guest Stars

24 January 2016 10:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sunday is the day X-Files diehards have been waiting for: For the first time since 2002, we get to watch new episodes of one of the biggest cult favorite series in TV history. And not only are David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising the roles of Agents Mulder and Scully, but they're bringing with them Mitch Pileggi (Assistant FBI Director Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man), The Lone Gunmen (overcoming the notable handicap of having died in the show's final season) and even Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes). (No word about Robert Patrick's Agent John Doggett making a surprise cameo, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Scary Monsters: Heather’s Favorite Stand-Alone Episodes of The X-Files

22 January 2016 5:57 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

[Originally appeared in Deadly Magazine #5] While fans of The X-Files may have been drawn in by the conspiracy theory plots interwoven throughout the series’ nine seasons, there’s a lot to be said for Chris Carter’s “Monster-of-the-Week” approach, which gave us some of the greatest creatures and oddities to ever grace the small screen.

If you’ve ever wanted to check out The X-Files, but don’t necessarily desire the shadow government and alien cover-up mythologies, here are several great stand-alone episodes that can be enjoyed as mini-horror and/or sci-fi movies—even if you aren’t well-versed on all things Mulder and Scully.

“Humbug” (Season 2, Episode 20): In “Humbug,” FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully are called down to a trailer park in Florida where a string of mysterious murders have targeted a community of retired freak show performers for years. What they uncover is something akin to the cult classic film Basket Case »

- Heather Wixson

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The truth is right here: 'The X-Files' revival has a lot of problems (Review)

20 January 2016 9:45 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Do you miss it at all? The X-Files?" This question is posed to Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully midway through Sunday night's long-awaited return of the classic sci-fi series. (It premieres at 10, or whenever Fox's NFL postgame coverage finishes.) Scully endured a lot of pain and heartbreak through her association with the X-Files — an underdog FBI unit, consisting of only her and conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), tasked to investigate, and preferably debunk, cases that seem to have extraterrestrial or supernatural elements — but admits it was some of the most intense and challenging work she's ever done. Many of Dana Scully's fans have a similarly complex relationship with "The X-Files" as a TV show. At its mid-'90s best, it was eminently worthy of its phenomenon status: an addictive and daring series that would become the new template for modern TV science fiction. ("Lost" and other series that leaned »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'The X-Files' 2016: Behind the scenes at premiere party and red carpet (Photo Gallery)

13 January 2016 11:42 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I Still Want to Believe," read the sign that welcomed fans and industry vets to "The X-Files" premiere screening and after party at the California Science Center on Tuesday night. Among the believers in attendance were Emmy winner Gillian Anderson and nominee David Duchovny, who reunited on the red carpet just prior to the screening of the show's first TV episode in 14 years. But they were just two of the many cast members who were spotted throughout the evening. Scroll through our gallery by clicking here or the photo above. -Break- 'The X-Files' trailer: Duchovny and Anderson joined by [spoiler] in new promo (Video) Over the course of its nine seasons, the paranormal series won 16 Emmy Awards including Best Actress for Anderson, Best Writing for Darin Morgan, Best Guest Actor for Peter Boyle and Best Main Title Design for its iconic opening sequence. "The X-Files" returns for a special six-episode event beginning Janu. »

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30 Stars You Forgot Appeared On The X-Files

9 January 2016 9:12 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The list of guest stars appearing across nine seasons and two movies of The X-Files is long and distinguished: Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, and Bryan Cranston all appeared on the show, and would later work together under Vince Gilligan (who wrote and produced for The X-Files) on his hit AMC series Breaking Bad. Jane Lynch would appear, and later hit it big on Glee. Lucy Liu, Ryan Reynolds, Shia LeBeouf, Jack Black, and Seth Green all made appearances on the show early in their careers.

Plenty of established actors showed up as well: Peter Boyle won an Emmy for his role in Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose, while Cch Pounder was nominated for one for her appearance in Duane Barry from the show’s second season. Ed Asner, Lily Tomlin, and Gary Shandling all appeared on the series, and even Billy Connolly turned up in the show’s second feature film, »

- Jay Anderson

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