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Fullscreen’s $5.99 monthly Svod service arrived yesterday on Amazon Channels -- an add-on feature launched in 2015 for Amazon Prime members , who can purchase subscriptions to programming from the likes of HBO, Seeso, Machinima, PBS Kids, and roughly 80 other channels.
A monthly Fullscreen subscription via Amazon Channels will also be priced at $5.99, and will provide access to all of Fullscreen’s original content, including video podcasts from leading influencers like Shane Dawson, Grace Helbig, Tyler Oakley, and Andrea Russett. Fullscreen is also behind Bret Easton Ellis’ directorial debut, The Deleted, as well as feature films like Dirty 30 and Joe And Caspar Hit The Road, which are also headlined by top influencers.
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- Geoff Weiss
While we've covered several angles of the "Ben Affleck Steps Down As Director Of The Batman" story, there's one detail floating around that few have seized on, including us.
See, Affleck is a true student of the game. He loves making movies and, for him, it's serious business. He's not the kind of Hollywood type who'll rush into a production without being confident in the script. Practically every comment he's ever made about The Batman, up until his decision to bow out of the director's chair, was about the script, the script, the script!
Yup. Every time he was asked about The Batman over the course of the last two years, his response included some variation of the following:
"It's coming along. We're working on the script. I won't make it until the script is ready. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
One of the most iconic scenes in cinema history, the shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is explored in-depth in Alexandre O. Philippe’s new documentary 78/52, which recently made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. IFC Midnight has now acquired Us rights to the film that Daily Dead’s Heather Wixson calls “a thoughtful look back at Psycho‘s iconic shower scene and the genius behind it all.”
IFC Midnight has not yet set a Us release date for 78/52, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated as more information is revealed. Additionally, Dogwoof recently acquired the UK distribution and foreign sales rights to 78/52.
We have the official press release with full details below, and in case you missed it, check out Heather’s Sundance review of 78/52 and interview with director Alexandre O. Philippe.
Press Release: New York, NY (January 27, 2017) – IFC Midnight announced today from the Sundance »
- Derek Anderson
IFC Midnight has acquired the U.S. rights to the documentary “78/52,” which premiered in the Sundance Film Festival’s Midnight section, Deadline reports. The doc deconstructs the famous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” that consisted of 78 setups and 52 cuts.
An Exhibit A Pictures production, “78/52″ was produced by Kerry Deignan Roy and co-produced by Oliver Schwehm, Chad Herschberger, Annick Mahnert and Robert Muratore. Felix Gill, Randy Pharo and Joey Porcelli served as executive producers.
“It’s a great honor to be partnering with IFC Films and working closely with them to bring 78/52 to horror and documentary fans across the U.S,” Philippe said in a statement. “Their love of smart genre cinema shines through in everything they do, and 78/52 will undoubtedly flourish with their savvy, »
- Graham Winfrey
Exclusive: IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to 78/52, the Alexandre O. Philippe-directed Sundance documentary that deconstructs the infamous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. The film features interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis, Karyn Kusama, Eli Roth, Walter Murch and Peter Bogdanovich. Philippe, who wrote the script, broke down in great detail a scene that became a template for how to terrorize a movie audience with a combination of… »
Exclusive, Updated: The company has acquired UK distribution and international sales rights to Alexandre O Philippe’s documentary. Later in the day it emerged IFC Midnight had taken Us rights.
The Midnight selection premiered in Park City on Monday and immediately earned acclaim as an anticipated festival and cult hit.
Dogwoof plans to introduce the film to international buyers at the Efm in Berlin next month and a UK release date is forthcoming.
The Exhibit A Pictures production’s title references the number of set-ups (78) and the number of cuts (52) in the shower scene from Psycho.
Hitchcock took an entire week out of the four-week shoot to get what he wanted from the shower scene. The film features »
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The shower murder in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” sits alongside the opening of “Citizen Kane” and the climax of “2001: A Space Odyssey” as one of the most famous movie scenes in history, but the reasons are both obvious and elusive. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 proto-slasher film jarred audiences with the sudden death of leading lady Janet Leigh midway through, in a grisly, taboo-shattering bout of nudity and knifing at the ends of a shadowy, cross-dressing Norman Bates. As a complex narrative strategy and a subversive stunt, it kickstarted decades of conversations, so it’s surprising it took so long for someone to make a movie about it.
Enter “78/52,” the latest film-history deep-dive from Alexandre O. Phillipe (“Doc of the Dead,” “The People vs. George Lucas”). A compendium of appreciations, close readings, and reminiscences on the bloody death scene and its lasting impact, Phillipe’s brisk cinematic essay consolidates the enthusiasm »
- Eric Kohn
Documentarian Alexandre O. Philippe has tackled a variety of topics over his career, including zombies (Doc of the Dead) and the fickleness of Star Wars fans (The People vs. George Lucas), but it’s his latest project, 78/52, which thoughtfully examines the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, that might be his most ambitious project to date. The documentary took Philippe three years to complete, and features a cavalcade of fantastic interviews with numerous notable folks, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Bogdanovich, Bret Easton Ellis, Danny Elfman, Mick Garris, Karyn Kusama, Oz Perkins, Richard Stanley, Elijah Wood, and many more.
Daily Dead caught up with Philippe on the eve of 78/52’s premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival to discuss the long road to getting the project made, his approach to making sure 78/52 would be accessible to everyone (even those who may not be Psycho fans), some of »
- Heather Wixson
In this day and age, when we’ve seen a lot of brilliant horror movie-related documentaries released over the last few years, it’s sometimes hard for me to get too excited about new ones, just because I wonder what on earth is still out there to explore at this point. Then comes along Alexandre O. Philippe’s 78/52, which presents us with a thoughtful and entertaining re-examination of the iconic shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, peeling back some unexpected and wholly new layers about this often discussed moment in cinema.
Filmed in stunning black and white, and featuring several Psycho-related re-enactments to help set the tone throughout its 91-minute runtime, 78/52 takes a comprehensive look back at the moment cinema changed forever in 1960, when Hitchcock dared to take audiences into a roadside motel bathroom to bear cinematic witness to the murder of a young woman by the name »
- Heather Wixson
For a long time now, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” has been two movies, and the hypnotic film-geek documentary “78/52” is an ingenious and irreverent master class in both of them. There is, of course, the “Psycho” that shocked audiences to their souls when it was released in 1960: the one that made people scream with primal terror, that slashed a knife through the rules of popular storytelling — and, arguably, through the entire culture — by killing off its main character in the most savage way possible after just 40 minutes. That “Psycho” is the “Psycho” of legend. For those of us who were born too late to experience it, we can only guess what it felt like to have a horror thriller yank the rug out from under every sacred moviegoing expectation you’d ever had.
The other “Psycho” is the one that a lot of us have come to know and love and fetishize and live inside. »
- Owen Gleiberman
Wanna bet we can get you to watch The Magicians with just two words? "Wizard sex." Did you hear that? It was the sound of your DVR setting a series record all on its own. Ok yes, The Magicians, which has its season two premiere on Wednesday, January 25th, does have wizard sex, but fans of Lev Grossman's best-selling trilogy from which the Syfy drama is based on and new viewers alike should know that there are many, many more awesome reasons to tune-in. The Magicians is dark and sexy and adult and fun and scary and yeah, we could go on and on. It's kind of like Harry Potter on drugs. "I was comparing to Bret Easton Ellis meets Harry Potter," star Stella Maeve perfectly »
17 January 2017 8:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The documentary 78/52 has been acquired by IFC Midnight.
The shot-for-shot breakdown comes from writer-director Alexandre O. Philippe, who interviewed filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro, Bret Easton Ellis and Karyn Kusama about the lasting impact of the sequence that pushed the boundaries of chaste American filmmaking.
- Mia Galuppo
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Warner Bros vs Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck made his name with a combination of geeky-level indy movies, starring in Chasing Amy and Mallrats for his friend Kevin Smith, and Academy-beloved dramas, the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting and Shakespeare in Love.
Matt Damon had hair back then.
Then he starred in a badly-received superhero movie dogged by an interfering studio (Daredevil – 44% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a critically-panned crime film (Gigli – 6%), released around the same time he publicly split with his celebrity fiancée (Jennifer Lopez).
Who saw that coming?
That was 2003, and Affleck’s »
- Oli Davis
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