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15 items from 2012


Blu-ray Review: ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ Still Reflects Back to Us

12 November 2012 9:00 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Relate the now iconic term “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” and most likely a off-tune rendering of the famous rock song by U2 will follow. But the title was originally expressed in director John Schlesinger’s groundbreaking film of 1971, “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” recently released on Blu-ray through The Criterion Collection.

Blu-ray Rating: 4.5/5.0

The film has notoriety because it featured the first same-sex kiss between men in movie history (Peter Finch and Murray Head), but put aside that then-shocking expression and there is a psychologically complex film about unresolved relationship issues and identity. The drama is exquisitely cast, set against a post-Swingin’ 1960s London, when it seemed like the whole culture was waking up with a hangover from all that social change. Peter Finch, best known for his final role in 1976 of the mad news anchorman in “Network,” anchors this film with a passionate communication of middle age in both progress and regress. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Blu-ray Review: 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' (Criterion Collection)

24 October 2012 12:01 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It's important to not only view a film in the context of current societal norms, but when viewing older films it's just as important to think of them in the context of how it would have been perceived when it was originally released. This is easy enough when it comes to visual effects, but when it comes to societal norms and thematic material it's importance goes beyond what's visually believable. Released in 1971 on the heels of the unanticipated success of Midnight Cowboy, John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday centers on a trio of Londoners. Daniel Hirsh (Peter Finch) is a middle-aged, Jewish doctor, Alex (Glenda Jackson) is a thirty-something divorcee and between the two is Bob (Murray Head), a young artist who is sleeping with both of them. Bob isn't keeping his love affair secret from either Daniel or Alex, both of which do their best to understand while craving his attention and affection. »

- Brad Brevet

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'Magic Mike', 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' and 'Blade Runner' on DVD and Blu-ray This Week

23 October 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

This week offers a wide range of titles including Criterion's presentation of John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday, a new anniversary edition of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and then Steven Soderbergh's latest film Magic Mike. On top of that I have several new releases added to the calendar including The Bourne Legacy, Butter, The Paperboy and Criterion's upcoming release of Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. But before we get to the upcoming releases, let's check out this week's new releases. Magic Mike I wonder, can Magic Mike make my top ten for the year? I haven't taken a look at it a second time yet, but I hope to before the year is up. I was looking through my reviews for the year so far and I have given out 11 B+ grades (which seems like a lot) already and Magic Mike was one of them and one of »

- Brad Brevet

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DVD Playhouse--October 2012

7 October 2012 5:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Allen Gardner

Prometheus (20th Century Fox) Ridley Scott’s quasi-prequel to his 1979 classic “Alien” has an intergalactic exploratory team (Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba) arriving on a uncharted planet, where they discover what appears to be a dormant alien spacecraft and what might be the first discovery of intelligent life outside of Earth. Of course, everything goes straight to hell before you can scream “Don’t touch that egg!” Sumptuous visuals and strong performances from the cast (not to mention a nearly-perfect first half) can’t compensate for gaping plot and logic holes that nearly sink the proceedings in the film’s protracted second half. It feels as though some very crucial footage wound up on the cutting room floor. Perhaps, as with “Alien” and “Aliens” we’ll see a “Director’s Cut” of “Prometheus” arriving on DVD within the next year. In the meantime, »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Check Out a Wtf Teaser for Upcoming Film Fievre (Fever)

9 September 2012 9:18 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We've given you the information as we've gotten it about the upcoming Roman Basset film Fievre. You can now take your first look at the movie in a teaser trailer that left us wondering what exactly we saw, and wanting to see more.

Fievre (or Fever in English) is an English-speaking French horror film and it's Basset's feature film directorial debut. The film is being brought to us by HorseHead Pictures. It was co-written by Basset and Karim Chériguène and stars starring legendary Catriona MacColl (Lucio Fulci's muse), Franco-Australian revelation Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, famous English singer and actor Murray Head (Say It Ain't So, One Night In Bangkok), French model and actor Fu'ad Aït Aattou (The Last Mistress) and the French horror icon Philippe Nahon (I Stand Alone, High Tension).

For more visit the official Fievre website and "like" Fievre on Facebook.

Synopsis

Jessica has never dreamed in her life but has had regular nightmares, »

- Doctor Gash

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[Media] - "Fever" - First teaser now available !

2 September 2012 12:56 PM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Here's the fist teaser trailer for {Romain Basset}}'s first feature "Fievre", co-produced by Oh My Gore !. As a reminder, the casting of "Fever" is composed of: -- Catriona MacColl (Lucio Fulci's muse), -- Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux ("Platane" - French TV Show), -- Murray Head (actor - "Sunday Bloody Sunday", Singer - "Say it ain't so", "One Night in Bangkok"), -- Vernon Dobtcheff ("The Spy Who Loved Me", "The Name Of The Rose", "Indiana Jones And The Last Cruisade"), -- Emmanuel Bonami ("Djinns"), -- Fu'ad Ait Aattou ("The Last Mistress", he's the lead role in the next Alexander Arcady movie "Ce Que Le Jour Doit A La Nuit"), -- Joe Sheridan ("The Ninth Gate", "Dangerous Liaisons"); -- Gala Besson ("Romeo And Juliet" stage play), -- Philippe Nahon ("I Stand Alone", "The Crimson »

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Ratings: Olympics Hit (a High) Low, Plus the Latest on Newsroom, Breaking Bad and Animals

7 August 2012 1:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

NBC’s (admittedly critiqued) coverage of the Olympics in London — which to date has been regularly trumping the Beijing 2008 numbers and hitting highs for a non-u.S. summer games — delivered an inevitable low on Monday night.

Drawing 26 million total viewers and an 8.1 demo rating, NBC’s coverage was down 18 and 24 percent week-to-week and off 4 percent from the comparable night in Beijing (which is not a Murray Head song).

That said, I reiterate: NBC averaged 33.6 million viewers through the Games’ first 10 nights (through Sunday), so to quote Vivian Ward: Big. Huge.

Related | Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From London 2012, Day 10?

Elsewhere on Monday, »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Sunday Bloody Sunday

20 July 2012 11:51 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 23, 2012

Price: DVD $29.95, Blu-ray $39.95

Studio: Criterion

Glenda Jackson stands between Peter Finch (l.) and Murray Head--or does she?--in Sunday Bloody Sunday.

British filmmaker John Schlesinger followed his Academy Award–winning 1969 film Midnight Cowboy with 1971’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, a sophisticated and highly personal drama about love and sex.

Sunday Bloody Sunday depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners—a middle-aged doctor (Peter Finch, Network) and a prickly thirty-something divorcée (Glenda Jackson, Women in Love) —who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head, TV’s Heartbeat).

Written by novelist and critic Penelope Gilliatt, the R-rated Sunday Bloody Sunday was considered to be quite a racy revelation way back when. Looking back on the film now, it’s definitely one of the 1970s’ most intelligent, multi-textured films about the complexities of romantic relationships.

The Criterion Blu-ray and DVD editions of the film contains »

- Laurence

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[Media] - - Early Symptoms

30 April 2012 12:08 PM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

Intense! We cannot better describe the first three weeks of shooting which have just been completed. "Fever" - Romain Basset's first feature film co-produced by the Oh My Gore! team - is a fantastic feature film which takes place in the ethereal world of lucid dreams. Here are the first official pictures, as well as behind-the-scenes photos. (Photos credit: Fabien Delage from Rue Morgue France and Johan Villeneuve). As a reminder, the casting of "Fever" is composed of: -- Catriona MacColl (Lucio Fulci's muse), -- Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux ("Platane" - French TV Show), -- Murray Head (actor - "Sunday Bloody Sunday", Singer - "Say it ain't so", "One Night in Bangkok"), -- Vernon Dobtcheff ("The Spy Who Loved Me", "The Name Of The Rose", "Indiana Jones And The Last »

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“Fever” – Full casting announced!

5 April 2012 7:15 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Following the announcement of Catriona MacColl, Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Gala Besson and Emmanuel Bonami, we are proud and happy to unveil the official cast of “Fever”, the first feature film of Romain Basset, co-produced by Oh My Gore !.

Murray Head (actor – Sunday Bloody Sunday, Singer – “Say it ain’t so”, “One Night in Bangkok”), Vernon Dobtcheff (The Spy Who Loved Me, The Name Of The Rose, Indiana Jones And The Last Cruisade), Fu’ad Ait… More »

- HorrorNews.net

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One Night in Bangkok singer Murray Head joins Fever

1 April 2012 5:31 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

British actor and singer Murray Head has joined the cast of dream-themed movie Fever.

London-born Head, 66, is the elder brother of Anthony Head (Buffy, Merlin) and is known for his 80s pop hit One Night in Bangkok along with TV and film roles including 1971's Sunday Bloody Sunday.

Also in the cast of Romain Basset's feature film debut is Vernon Dobtcheff, whose credits include Roger Moore's Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me as well as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Dobtcheff appeared with another Bond actor, Sean Connery, in thriller The Name of the Rose.

Fever co-producers Oh My Gore revealed the names in an announcement of the full cast of the film, which takes place in the world of lucid dreams.

Also on board are Fu'ad Ait Aattou, Joe Sheridan (Hannibal Rising, The Ninth Gate, Dangerous Liaisons) and Philippe Nahon (Brotherhood of the Wolf, War Horse).

Previously announced were Catriona MacColl, »

- David Bentley

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Full Cast of Romain Basset's Fever Announced

26 March 2012 11:13 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We recently dropped the news that Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux and Gala Besson were the newest lovely ladies added to the cast of Romain Basset's French horror film Fever (Fievre). Today co-production company Oh My Gore! has announced the rest of the cast.

Joining the also previously announced Catriona MacColl and Emmanuel Bonami, the official cast of Fever includes: Murray Head (actor - Sunday Bloody Sunday, singer - Say it Ain't So, One Night in Bangkok), Vernon Dobtcheff (The Spy Who Loved Me, The Name of the Rose, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Fu'ad Ait Aattou (The Last Mistress, he's also the lead in the next Alexander Arcady film Ce Que Le Jour Doit A La Nuit), Joe Sheridan (The Ninth Gate, Dangerous Liaisons) and Philippe Nahon (I Stand Alone, The Crimson Rivers, War Horse). Those players bring some pretty impressive resumes to Fever, which takes place in the world of lucid dreams. »

- Doctor Gash

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Full Cast Revealed for Fever Adaptation

26 March 2012 6:46 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Following the announcement of Catriona MacColl, Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Gala Besson and Emmanuel Bonami, the official cast of Fever, the first feature film of Romain Basset.

Murray Head (yes, the man who sang "One Night in Bangkok"), Vernon Dobtcheff (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Fu'ad Ait Aattou (The Last Mistress), Joe Sheridan (The Ninth Gate) and Philippe Nahon (Crimson Rivers) just finished completing the cast of this fantastic movie which takes place in the world of lucid dreams.

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- ryanrotten@shocktillyoudrop.com (Ryan Turek)

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AfterElton Briefs: Beach Boy Darren, "Gcb" is Doa, and Nph and Cheyenne Share The Stage

5 March 2012 4:43 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Happy Birthday to New Zealand rugby star Daniel Carter (above), who turns 30, Murray Head is 66, Eddy Grant is 64, Elaine Paige is 64, Penn Jillette is 57, Matt Lucas is 38, Andy Gibb would've been 54, and Teena Marie would've been 56. Time to name your top five Lady T songs. Here are my picks: 5. "I Need Your Lovin'," 4. "Behind The Groove," 3. "Ooh La La La," 2. "Lovergirl," 1. "Out On A Limb". Oh, and a special Birthday shoutout to Ae Reader Carlos!Neil Patrick Harris will host the opening gala for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas on Saturday. The show will be taped for PBS, and among the performers will be Cheyenne Jackson and Jennifer Hudson.The faboo Gloria Estefan and the decidely not faboo John Rich will serve as mentors on the upcoming CW singing competition The Star Next Door.In today's Nicolette Vs. Marc Cherry: “I tapped her head, »

- snicks

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Of Course Mike Tyson Will Be Back For 'The Hangover Part III'

28 February 2012 3:34 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? Mike Tyson will be back for another "Hangover."

The scene-stealing, '80s pop song-crooning, former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world revealed in a radio interview that he will once again be a completely random part of whatever misadventure the "Hangover" jackasses get themselves into in "The Hangover Part III," according to Cinema Blend.

For the record, Tyson was one of the best things about the original "Hangover," especially when he broke into a rousing rendition of Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" for no particular reason. While he (sort of) played into the actual plot of the original movie, he was reduced to a gratuitous cameo at the end of "The Hangover Part II," where he sang Murray Head's "One Night in Bangkok" at Ted's (Ed Helms) wedding.

We have no idea what the plot of the third "Hangover" will be, »

- Bryan Enk

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